Washington: It's not just an abstract concept that weighs just because of the heavy labor pressure. Recent research shows that pressure in the workplace promotes women 's weight gain, regardless of whether they have academic education.
As part of the research, researchers have found that high job demand affects women's weight gain, while men have no connection between high demand and weight gain.
Women and men who participated in the study were interviewed three times over 20 years for variables such as weight and demands and control in the workplace. They were followed from 30 to 50 years of age or from 40 to 60 years of age.
To assess job demand levels, respondents were asked about their work speed, psychological pressure, whether they had enough time for their jobs, and how often the demands were contradictory.
As a result, respondents with lower control in the study gained weight more frequently and weight gain was more than 10%. This applies to both women and men.
The results of our study in the Journal of International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.
"When we reach the level of demand in the workplace, only women are affected. We do not look at the root cause, but we can think of it as a combination of a demand for a job that women often assume and a greater responsibility for the home. It can be hard to find time to exercise and live a healthy life, "said Sofia Klingberg, lead author of the study.
I could not explain the association in this study if I had or did not have academic education. The same goes for diet and other lifestyle factors. However, information about dietary intake is provided by the respondent himself, and there is a risk of reporting incorrectly.
Researchers believe that identification of vulnerable groups and efforts to reduce work-related stress will reduce not only the weight gain but also the likelihood of health deterioration, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.