When employers examine their claims data to better understand the health risks driving the demand for care and associated costs, various types of cancer are typically high up on the list. Employer strategies to address cancers focus on timely screenings and prevention, when possible. This study, conducted in the UK and published in Lancet, contains evidence that suggests a link between obesity and 10 common cancers. The article includes a supportive comment from the American Cancer Society. Just another good reason for employers to implement programs, incentives, and other engagement strategies focused on helping employees and their family members achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
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