Metabolic Syndrome and Worksite Health Promotion

September 2006
American Journal of Health Promotion;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, Special section p1
Academic Journal
The article examines metabolic syndrome and health promotion in the workplace through the Health and Productivity Management model of employee health management. According to the article, metabolic syndrome has been found to be associated with higher employee health care costs and decreased productivity. The article discusses the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance, obesity, and physical inactivity, the health care costs of metabolic syndrome, lifestyle change, pharmaceutical, and surgical interventions for obesity, dyslipidemia interventions, and the importance of disease prevention.


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