Job stress increase the risk of being fat

According to a new study tension at job job tension can also be a reason for increase in obesity . The more stress men and women feel at job, the more chances they have of becoming obese. Higher stress levels were also tied to excess fat around the middle, which is particularly harmful for health (from Yahoo News).

Constant stress can lead to many of heart and metabolic related problems. The symptoms include excess belly fat that increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study also finds that job stress might make people more likely to develop obesity during adulthood as well.

For this study, 6,895 men and 3,413 women were being followed for 19 years. When the study ends, all of the men and women who were followed during this period were between 35 to 55 years. Participants reported levels of job strain, defined as having heavy demands, little decision-making power, and little social support, at several points during the study.

Men and women who reported job strain on at least three occasions were 73 percent more likely to become obese than those who never said they were stressed on the job. They were also 61 percent more likely to develop central obesity, defined as a waist circumference greater than 102 cm (40 inches) for men or 88 cm (35 inches) for women.


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