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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1414

US firms act to reduce obesity: A group of major US companies has founded the Institute on the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity to combat obesity, a problem costing them around $12bn (£7.2bn; €10.4bn) a year in staff medical bills, reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher health and disability insurance premiums.

Czech doctors plan to …

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