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College education reduces risk of obesity 40% in men, 27% in women
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:04 pm Email this article
Among people who have a college education, the risk of obesity is 40 percent lower in men and 27 percent lower in women according to a study from Vara, Sweden, a rural community in the southwestern Sweden, that measured obesity rates from 1977 to 2002. Subjects
Subjects : 3365 People, 30-60 years-old
The study analyzed data from 3365 people—1634 men and 1731 women—who were 30- to 60-years-old.
Nyholm M, Gullberg B, Haglund B, Råstam L, Lindblad U. Higher education and more physical activity limit the development of obesity in a swedish rural population. The skaraborg project. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Mar, 32(3):533–40.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Professor U. Lindblad
Department of Clinical Sciences
Malmo, Lund University
Clinical Research Centre
Entrance 72, House 28
Malmö University Hospital
Malmo S-205 02, Sweden
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