Disease Proof

Your Job Can Make You Fat!

Add it to the list. Not only can work make you crazy, manic, irritated, annoyed, and just plain angry, now it seems your chosen profession can also make you fat. Reuters reports:
The more job strain men and women reported, the more likely they were to become obese, Dr. Eric J. Brunner of the Royal Free and University College London Medical School and colleagues found. Higher stress levels were also tied to excess fat around the middle, which is particularly harmful for health.


Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease and the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of symptoms including excess belly fat that increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Brunner and his team note. They hypothesized that job stress might make people more likely to develop obesity during adulthood as well.
I can speak from experience on this one. I used to have a miserable office job, by the time I quit, I bloated to the size of a baby elephant—a very surly baby elephant.
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