The High Cost of Employee Obesity

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According to a recent report on obesity by George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services, obese employees, on average, cost companies $4,879 annually for a woman and $2,646 for a man. When the value of lost life is added, the costs are even higher; $8,365 for women and $6,518 for men. The costs of being overweight are much lower, estimated at $524 for women and $432 for men.