SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that men who work lengthy overtime hours are more likely to be obese.
Researchers from the College of Medicine of Catholic University of Korea analyzed the correlation between work hours and obesity for 2,592 male salaried workers aged between the ages of 19 and 60 on the basis of data from the 2010 to 2015 national health nutrition survey.
The research team classified the male employees into four groups by work hours per week: less than 40 hours, 40 to 49 hours, 50 to 59 hours and more than 60 hours.
Obesity was defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of above 25. The study showed that the men who worked for 50 to 59 hours per week were 1.4 times more likely to be obese than those who worked less than 40 hours per week.
The men who worked for more than 60 hours per week were also 1.4 times more likely to be obese than those who worked less than 40 hours per week.
The study also found that the likelihood of obesity increased for those who worked longer hours and slept less.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)