Study: Obesity Surpasses Smoking in Employee Health Care Costs
|By Laura Walter|
|Penton Business Media|
Smokers, for example, carried average health costs that were
Furthermore, the additional costs associated with obesity appeared lower after adjustment for other accompanying health problems.
"This may lead to underestimation of the true incremental costs, since obesity is a risk factor for developing chronic conditions," Moriarty and colleagues explained.
According to the
The study, which was published in the March issue of
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