Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 6th, 2003
In 1994, obesity-related problems cost businesses an estimated $13 billion, and diabetes contributed to more than 14 million disability days nationwide, the study concludes. Cardiovascular disease, asthma, and tobacco use are among the other conditions that have a significant effect on businesses' bottom line.
The negative economic effect of an unhealthy workplace has not gone unnoticed by all employers. The...
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