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October 17, 2011

UNDATED (WTVB) - If you are a full time worker, there’s an 86% chance you have weight or health problems. That eye-popping number is part of a Gallup Healthways study which says these workers are costing businesses in the U.S. more than 150-billion dollars a year in sick days.
Chronic health problems were defined as past heart attacks, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, asthma or depression.  Researchers found that overweight workers with at least three chronic health conditions reported an average of 42 days a year in which poor health kept them from their usual activities.  That's compared to about four days a year for workers of normal weight with no chronic health problems. 
Researchers found that workers took about one day off work for every three of these so-called "unhealthy days."

Taken from; source article is below:
Overweight Workers With Health Issues Have More Sick Days


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