Items Tagged ‘health costs’

August 31, 2012

Minnesota Employers Pay for Obesity

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Business owners may end up paying extra for those hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans expected to chow down on deep fried mini donuts and cheese curds at this year’s State Fair…Researchers at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic studied the effects of obesity among the clinic’s own employees and retirees over seven years, and found those […]

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Tags: Finance & Commerce, health costs, Obesity, State Fair


April 26, 2012

Study: Obesity’s Health Costs Exceed Smoking

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Obesity and smoking are both associated with higher costs for health care. But obesity costs more than smoking, according to a new study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In analyzing the additional costs of smoking and obesity in more than 30,000 Mayo Clinic employees and retirees who had health coverage between […]

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Tags: health costs, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Obesity, smoking


April 18, 2012

Study: Obesity Surpasses Smoking in Employee Health Care Costs

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James P. Moriarty, MSc, and colleagues of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., analyzed the incremental costs of smoking and obesity among Mayo Clinic employees and retirees who had continuous health insurance coverage between 2001 and 2007…”This may lead to underestimation of the true incremental costs, since obesity is a risk factor for developing chronic […]

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Tags: health costs, James P. Moriarty, Obesity, smoking


April 8, 2012

Obesity Linked With More Health Costs Than Smoking

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Study finds obesity may be more expensive than smoking when it comes to health costs.  Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that people who are obese have an extra $1,850 in health costs, on average, a year compared with normal weight people. People who smoke, on the other hand, have $1,275 extra, on average, in […]

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Tags: health costs, Obesity


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