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Topic - Donna Gates
Obesity exacts a sizable toll on the workplace: Overweight workers are slower and less efficient than their slimmer counterparts — costing their employers an average of $1,800 a year in lost productivity, according to research from the University of Cincinnati.
"Even modest weight loss could result in hundreds of dollars of improved productivity costs per worker each year," she said, adding that obese workers are "significantly less productive than other workers."
"The study's results support other research that has indicated a weight loss of 10 percent can yield substantial health and economic benefits," said Donna Gates, a professor of nursing and an occupational health and safety researcher at the school.