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Work fatigue and working overtime associated with weight gain in both men and women
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"Work fatigue and working overtime were associated with weight gain in both sexes," according to a new study from Finland. Weight gain more likely in women dissatisfied with work and family life
“Women who were dissatisfied with combining paid work and family life were more likely to have gained weight,” the study also found.
Weight gain less likely in men with less demanding jobs
“Men with low job demands were less likely to have gained weight,” the authors also noted.
One-fourth of women and one-fifth of men gained weight in previous 12 months
In the previous 12 months, one-fourth (25 percent) of women and one-fifth (19 percent) of men reported weight gain.
Lallukka T, Laaksonen M, Martikainen P, Sarlio-Lahteenkorva S, Lahelma E. Psychosocial working conditions and weight gain among employees. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2005 Apr 19.
Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki
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On May 09, 2005 at 3:35 am Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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There is certainly a stress component to weight gain - those under stress tend to eat readily available foods requiring little preparation, often rich in simple sugars and carbohydrates, which by their nature are mood elevating and provide temporary emotional relief.
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