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Here’s more reason to encourage your employees to stay healthy: A new DukeUniversityMedicalCenter
study shows obese employees not only add to employers’ health care costs, they
also take a heavy toll on your workers’ comp costs and absenteeism rates. Obese
workers file workers’ comp claims at twice the rate of people with healthy
weights. And the obese population averages 183.6 lost days per 100 employees,
compared with 14.1 per 100 employees in the recommended-weight range, according
to the Duke study.