On average, a morbidly obese employee costs an employer over $4,000 more per year in health care and related costs than an employee who is of normal weight, research shows. The study also revealed that obese individuals who had comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol incurred more costs than obese workers without these conditions, says a co-author. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Workplace Health; Obesity; Chronic Illness; Industrial Relations; Public Health; Education and Employment
  • Description: On average, a morbidly obese employee costs an employer over $4,000 more per year in health care and related costs than an employee who is of normal weight, research shows. The study also revealed that obese individuals who had comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol incurred more costs than obese workers without these conditions, says a co-author.