The more science discovers about obesity, the more chilling the effects of this condition appear. It is not only a disease in itself, but also a huge risk factor for numerous other diseases, from diabetes to cancer and joint damage. In addition, obesity compromises recovery from illnesses and injuries, which can result in relatively minor injuries remaining unresolved two or even three years down the road. This latest Business Insurance white paper explores the epidemic and explains why employers, and particularly workers compensation managers, should focus on this issue. Additionally, it offers steps that workers comp managers can take to prevent and/or mitigate the problem. View a sample.