A new study suggests that aggressive lifestyle interventions in the workplace can significantly reduce an employee's chance of developing diabetes.

The study's lead author, Carla Miller, a professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University, compared two groups of people identified as "pre-diabetes." One of the groups received the typical, written advice on losing weight. The other group took part in a 16-week lifestyle intervention program.

Those selected to take part in the study had body mass indexes of at least 25 and fasting glucose levels of between 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.