Obesity in the workplace: impact, outcomes, and recommendations [systematic review] Review uri icon
  • OBJECTIVE: To conduct a comprehensive literature review to develop recommendations for managing obesity among workers to improve health outcomes and to explore the impact of obesity on health costs to determine whether a case can be made for surgical interventions and insurance coverage. METHODS: We searched PubMed from 2011 to 2016, and CINAHL, Scopus, and Cochrane Registry of Clinical Trials for interventions addressing obesity in the workplace. RESULTS: A total of 1419 articles were screened, resulting in 275 articles being included. Several areas were identified that require more research and investigation. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the use of both lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery to assist appropriate patients in losing weight.

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    publication date
  • 2018
  • Research
  • Economics
  • Health Promotion
  • Life Style
  • Obesity
  • Occupational Health
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Safety
  • Workplace
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