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Other improvements included a significant reduction in triglycerides, which boost the risk of heart disease, as well as a reduction in the 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The last several years have seen various conclusions about the effectiveness of wellness programs. Some say they’re only popular with those who are health-conscious to begin with, and others say the impact of programs goes beyond measurable ROI. But you can add one to the pro-wellness program column: Participants in a study of at-risk employees and spouses or partners enrolled in an employer-sponsored wellness program who also participated in a digital intervention program cut their risk of diabetes, as well as reducing body weight.

Marlene Satter

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