Work stress, weight gain and weight loss: evidence for bidirectional effects of job strain on body mass index in the Whitehall II study

@article{Kivimki2006WorkSW,
  title={Work stress, weight gain and weight loss: evidence for bidirectional effects of job strain on body mass index in the Whitehall II study},
  author={Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Jenny J Head and Jane E. Ferrie and Martin J. Shipley and E. Brunner and Jussi Vahtera and Michael Marmot},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={982-987}
}
Objective:Previous research has focused on overall associations between work stress and body mass index (BMI) ignoring the possibility that stress may cause some people to eat less and lose weight and others to eat more. Using longitudinal data, we studied whether work stress induced weight loss in lean individuals and weight gain in overweight individuals.Design:Prospective cohort study.Subjects:A total of 7965 British civil servants (5547 men and 2418 women) aged 35–55 at study entry (The… CONTINUE READING
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