Should Your Employer Recommend Weight-loss Drugs?

The idea is to combine garcinia cambogia side effects medication with support for workers trying to lose weight, Pezalla says. Most of the plan sponsors who will take us up on this are already doing things in the wellness area. The goal: For people who use the medications, its to lose weight and potentially lower employers costs by reducing the need for treatment of obesity and related conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The new medications, which go by the brand names Belviq and Qsymia, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in mid-2012. Theyre intended for adults with a body-mass index of 30 or higher who are considered obese or for those with BMIs of 27 who have another condition, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. While the American Medical Association last year labeled obesity as a disease , drug treatments for weight remain controversial since diet drugs in the 1990s were pulled from the market .
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‘More than 2m need weight loss op’

It said: “Recent hospital episode statistic data show surgery rates from 2003/4 to 2009/10 have risen year on year in England; with rates highest in women and those aged 40-54 years. “However, service delivery rates http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html still fall significantly below the level needed to support all those who could potentially benefit.” Several factors contributed to surgery rates being so low, the study found. Those with greatest need for surgery were more often in the lowest socio-economic groups, who are least likely to use healthcare services. Patients’ awareness of the possibility of surgery and their commitment to make the necessary lifestyle changes prior to the treatments may also be barriers, researchers said.
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