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There are large correlations between binge eating and work productivity impairment among employees, according to a study by Wellness & Prevention Inc., which was published in the April issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The study defines binge eating as overeating combined with a sense of loss of control and states it is a primary contributor to obesity. Researchers estimate that a company with 1,000 employees experiences an annual productivity loss of $107,965.00 because of binge eating, suggesting that efforts to cut productivity impairment should focus on binge eating as a modifiable risk behavior. 

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