The effects of obesity on lifting performance.

  title={The effects of obesity on lifting performance.},
  author={Xu Xu and Gary A. Mirka and Simon M. Hsiang},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={39 1},
Obesity in the workforce is a growing problem worldwide. While the implications of this trend for biomechanical loading of the musculoskeletal system seem fairly straightforward, the evidence of a clear link between low back pain (LBP) and body mass index (BMI) (calculated as whole body mass in kilograms divided by the square of stature in meters) has not been shown in the epidemiology literature addressing this topic. The approach pursued in the current study was to evaluate the lifting… CONTINUE READING

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