Putting on Pounds in the Recession? You’re Not Alone
More evidence that hard times are taking a toll on our waistlines, especially if we’re already pudgy. Overweight people — men and women — tend to pack on weight because of job stress and financial pressures, a new study shows. USA TODAY reports in today’s editions that researchers studied data on 1,355 people who had their stress and weight measured in 1995 and then again in 2004. Stress had no effect on normal weight people.