Obesity Study Examines Impact of Work Conditions on Weight

A new study, "Obesity/Overweight and the Role of Working Conditions," links weight and working conditions among low-wage workers, and rather than focusing on sedentary lifestyles, examines workers toiling in heavy labor and how their work conditions contribute to weight gain and obesity. Obesity Study Examines Impact of Work Conditions on Weight.  Doctors often advise overweight patients to diet and exercise. But what if a lack of exercise isn’t the problem? "Obesity/Overweight and the Role of Working Conditions," a new report released Nov. 13 by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, MassCOSH and the Boston Workers Alliance, examines how we look at obesity health risks and sheds new light on obesity and low-wage workers.

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