obesity News

Costs of Obesity in Workplace Highest for Government Workers

Although obese employees incur higher direct and indirect costs, the extent of obesity-related costs tends to be lower in some industrial sectors than others— including healthcare, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This study …

Court Finds Diet Dr Pepper Does Not Deceive Consumers

A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday said the maker of Diet Dr Pepper did not deceive consumers into thinking the soft drink promoted weight loss by including “diet” in its name, a decision that could doom a similar lawsuit …

Health and Wellness Consultant Peter Mangiola Helps Consumers Maximize Health Insurance Benefits

Health and Wellness Expert Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN Has Launched a New Jersey Consultancy Focused on Helping Consumers Gain Access to the Resources Necessary to Prevent and Treat Health Issues Medford, NJ, February 3, 2015: Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN has …

Obesity-Related Work Absences Costs $8.65B Annually

Obese workers miss more work days, and those absences carry high costs at the state and national level, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and …

Weighing the Obesity Factor in Workers’ Compensation

Obesity costs U.S. businesses $13 billion a year, according to Reuters. The disease impacts healthcare, workers’ compensation claims costs and outcomes and comorbidities, according to Kevin Glennon, a certified workers’ compensation claims professional and vice president at One Call Care …

Soda Makers Fight Back Against Obesity Claims: Reuters

U.S. public awareness campaigns about sugary soft drinks are under legal attack by beverage makers, which have sued New York City’s health department and hit local governments with requests for documents on the science behind the initiatives. Efforts to deter …