Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Obesity Epidemic

According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, obesity is a national epidemic and part of the problem has been attributed to the types of jobs people hold.
Researchers looked at data from over 15,000 employees in a couple dozen fields and found that more than one in four were obese. Not just overweight, but obese, defined as having a body mass index measurement of 30 or over.
One of the fields studied was healthcare where it was found that about one-third of all workers are obese.
Researchers found an overall obesity rate of 32.2 perent [percent] in this sector, but it wasn't across the board. Those battling obesity tended to be lower-paid healthcare workers, rather than doctors. The less you make, the more you weigh.

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