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Obese men only half as likely to get a college education
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Men who are obese at the age of 18 are 52 percent less likely to get a college education than normal weight men according to a study from Sweden. Worse Marks
Obese men got worse marks in the ninth grade
Men who are obese at the age of 18 were also found to have gotten worse grades in ninth grade than normal weight men.
This held true even after adjusting for intelligence and their parents socioecomonic status.
Conclusion: Discrimination the cause
The researchers concluded that this was due to discrimination.
“Discrimination in the educational system and other sectors of the society may explain these strong associations,” the authors concluded.
Karnehed N, Rasmussen F, Hemmingsson T, Tynelius P. Obesity and attained education: Cohort study of more than 700,000 swedish men. Obesity. 2006 Sep, 14(8):1421-28.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Department of Public Health Sciences
SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
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On Dec 31, 2009 at 11:40 am None wrote:
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Give me a break, the majority of college admissions processes do not even involve the admissions board meeting the student in person (or seeing a picture of them for that matter) until after they have been admitted.
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