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Study Finds Lifeclinic Self-Testing Health Stations in Workplace Help Reduce Hypertension and Obesity
Date:2/10/2009

A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity. Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity.

Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

The study analyzed blood pressure and weight data collected over an 18 month period from 18 Lifeclinic LC500 health stations installed in 13 workplace locations of a company with approximately 20,000 employees.

The study found that:

  • Over 21% of the employees voluntarily used worksite health stations to measure their blood pressure or weight.
  • Worksite health stations identified 27% as hypertensive, 40% as pre-hypertensive, 38% as obese, and 35% as overweight.
  • Approximately half of the employees with hypertension and 10% of the employees with obesity successfully reduced their health risks.

"Worksite health stations provide cost-effective tools to fight the hypertension and obesity epidemic, which hurts employee health and productivity," said John T. Kelly, MD, Lifeclinic's Chief Medical Officer. "Worksite health stations increase employee awareness of health risks, encourage behavior change to reduce health risks, suppo
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