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Occupational injury and obese workers

Posted On: Apr. 6, 2012 12:00 AM CST

The odds of an occupational injury increase when workers are overweight or obese, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study authors looked at a large number of hourly employees for a U.S. manufacturing company and found, among other things, that about 85% of injured workers fit the category. Read the study.