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Editor's Correspondence
October 22, 2007

Preventing Weight Bias in Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Programs

Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(19):2146. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.19.2146-a

The article “Obesity and Workers' Compensation: Results From the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System” by Østbye et al1 provided an original investigation on the effects of body mass index (BMI) on the number and types of workers' compensation claims, associated cost, and lost workdays. I was delighted to see that the authors encouraged good eating habits and physical activity in the workplace. Another strong point was the ability of the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System to identify and link data from multiple sources.

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