Workplace factors may contribute to obesity, study finds

Physically demanding jobs prevent low-income Latinos and blacks from getting exercise outside of work and psychosocial stress leads to higher calorie consumption among these employees, according to a study by researchers in Massachusetts. The authors gave recommendations for employers that include allowing enough time for breaks and meals, assigning workloads that avoid excess fatigue, and establishing wellness committees that include employees. EHS Today (11/13)

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