A new study finds that significant pressures at work would possibly cause women to weight gain, regardless of whether or not they have received an instructional education or not. Researchers came to the conclusion after a study that enclosed quite 3,800 individuals in Sweden.
Speaking regarding it, lead author of the study, Sofia Klingberg, said, “We were able to see that high job demands compete for an area in women’s weight gain, whereas for men there was no association between high demands and weight gain.” The study, revealed within the journal International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, was supported the Västerbotten Intervention Program, a Swedish population-based study.
The women and men within the study were investigated on 3 occasions over a 20-year period in relation to such variables as body weight and demands and management at work. They were followed either from age thirty to fifty or from forty to sixty. The respondents were asked regarding their work pace, psychological pressures, whether or not there was enough time for their duties and the way usually the strain created were contradictory.
The results show that the respondents with a low degree of control in their work additional oftentimes gained hefty weight, outlined as a weight gain of 100% or additional, within the course of the study. This applied to women and men alike.
However, long-term exposure to high job demands competes for a part only for women. In just over 1/2 the ladies who had been subjected to high demands, a serious increase in weight occurred over the twenty years. This gain in weight was some 20 percent more than in ladies subject to low job demands.
“When it came to the level of demands at work, solely the women were affected. We haven’t investigated the underlying causes, however, it should conceivably be a couple of combination of job demands and also the larger responsibility for the house that women usually assume. This might create it troublesome to seek out time to exercise and live a healthy life,” Klingberg further added.
Having had or not had an academic education doesn't explain the associations within the study. Neither does the quality of diet or other lifestyle factors. However, the information about dietary intake comes from the respondents themselves, with a certain risk of incorrect reporting.