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Obese Workers Costs A Whopping $73.1B In Healthcare, Absenteeism And Presenteeism

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The cost of obesity among U.S. full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, according to a new study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This is the first study to quantify...

Employers’ Costs of Lost Productivity Due to Obesity-Related Absenteeism: 50 State Study

Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Although the annual costs of providing healthcare to Americans for conditions associated with obesity has been estimated at well over $100 billion ($147 billion in 2008), less information has been gathered...