Yesterday it was smoking. Then it was drinking. Today it's eating. Or at least eating irresponsibly.

There's little doubt – among most of us – that obesity remains one of the greatest preventable threats to employee health and well being. Which also makes it one of the single greatest health care cost drivers.

All of this we know. And we assume everyone else knows it, too. And it looks like that's where the breakdown is. Believe it or not, most overweight people visiting emergency rooms simply don't see their extra pounds as a health risk, according to a new study out of the Sunshine State. Seriously. And to make matters worse, most of them never have heard otherwise from their doctors, either.

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