Sick Days Lead to Dead Days

A new study, in the British Medical Journal, claims workers with A LOT of medical absences—even for “common” sicknesses like the flu—have an INCREASED risk of mortality. People taking sick days are 66% MORE likely to die. Reuters reports:

It is not just down to serious medical conditions but it seems this relationship is seen across a wide range of common health problems," said Jenny Head, a statistician at University College London who led the study.

"This appears to be a good early marker for people going on to develop more long-term serious illnesses.

Now, diet is a HUGE factor as whether or not you actually need those sick days. A vegetable-based, nutrient-rich diet makes you stronger and PROTECTS you against petty viruses like the flu. It worked me. I’ve KICKED the flu pretty easily!

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Sara - October 6, 2008 10:52 PM

Duh People who are sick often are not healthy. Unhealthy people are more likely to die than healthy ones.

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