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UC research shows employer-based weight loss programs are helpful
Date:7/1/2008

is also minimal data to show how much money employers could save if they start worksite weight-loss programs. Benedict says many employers want to know that implementing these programs will lead to a positive return on investment.

Studies have shown that other worksite health interventions targeting high risk employees, like smokers and people with hypertension, may benefit employers financially within only a few years.

"These programs have the potential to have a tremendous public health impact," he says. "However, more high quality research is needed."


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Contact: Katie Pence
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University of Cincinnati
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