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27 May 2011

Sedentary jobs driving obesity epidemic

As more people sit - literally - in more sedentary jobs, they're packing on the pounds, and it's this inertia that's a major contributor to the obesity epidemic, new research suggests.

As more people sit - literally - in more sedentary jobs, they're packing on the pounds, and it's this inertia that's a major contributor to the obesity epidemic, new research suggests.

"It's all about kilojoules in and kilojoules out, and we're putting more kilojoules in than we're taking out," said Dr Robert Graham, a primary care physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

People eating more and exercising less

 
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