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Study Raises Questions About Wellness Program Effectiveness

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 740 | 2 | 38 min read

Employees who had access to a workplace wellness program were more likely to exercise regularly and actively manage their weight than those who weren’t offered the program, according to a new study of workers at a large retail warehouse company. But the research found no reduction in health care costs or use of medical services in the wellness group, according to the study, published last week in medical journal JAMA. And wellness program participants showed no significant difference compared to a control group in clinical measures such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body ma...

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