Along with public health and clinical professionals, employers are taking note of rising obesity rates among their employees, as obesity is strongly related to chronic health problems and concomitant increased health care costs. Contributors to the obesity epidemic are complex and numerous, and may include several work characteristics. This study concludes that employers should consider workplace interventions aimed at reducing obesity that take organization-level factors, like scheduling and prevention of workplace hostility, into account along with individual-level health behaviors, such as diet and exercise. (Available for CME credit.)

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