Weighing health costs of a few extra pounds

Wojcik, Joanne
October 2009
Business Insurance;10/5/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 35, p6
In this article the author reflects on the link between body weight and health care costs. According to the author, there are efforts by employers to encourage their employees to lose weight and get fit in a bid to lower health care costs. She cites some studies which contradicts the idea that being overweight leads to health problems. She also points out the relationship between weight gain and aging.


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