Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education.
Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 Swedes.
”We were able to see that high job demands played a part in women’s weight gain, while for men there was no association between high demands and weight gain,” says Sofia Klingberg, a researcher in community medicine and public health at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and the study’s lead author.
The basis for the article, published in the journal International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, was the Västerbotten Intervention Program, a Swedish population-based study. Klingberg’s study included 3,872 participants in this program.
The women and men in the study were investigated on three occasions over a 20-year period with respect to such variables as body weight and demands and control at work. They were followed either from age 30 to 50 or from 40 to 60.
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Image: This is Sofia Klingberg, Ph.D. researcher in community medicine and public health, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. (Credit: Photo by Malin Arnesson)