Study suggests e-mail could be vehicle for wellness promotion

03/14/2013 | CBS News

Researchers reviewed more than 5 million employee e-mails at Healthways offices in the U.S. and found that obese workers were more likely to send messages to one another, according to a report in PLoS One. It led to the creation of a corporate social network map showing which employees were most influential to co-workers and which were likely to pick up health traits such as being thin or overweight. Study co-author Dr. Elizabeth Rula said the data suggest e-mails could be used to promote health campaigns in the workplace.

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