TITLE

Weighing the Cost

PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
American Fitness;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reprints the article 'Weighing the Cost,' concerning a research that examined the relationship between median medical costs and weight groups, such as overweight and obesity categories, in worksites in the U.S.
ACCESSION #
10261588

 

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