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Is your sitting job making you fat? You’ve higher heart disease risk than others

Overweight and obese workers are more likely to take sick leave for non-work-related illnesses, regardless of whether they are metabolically healthy or unhealthy, say researchers.

There is a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, like tobacco consumption, hypertension and dyslipidaemia among the working population, say researchers.

You’ve got to be worried if your sitting job is adding extra weight to your body, say researchers.

Obese workers in the average age group of 41 years take more sick leaves and are more likely than others to have a fatal cardiovascular disease in the next ten years, claims a new study.

“Overall, the working population is supposed to be young and healthy but we have found a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, like tobacco consumption, hypertension, or dyslipidaemia,” said study investigator Dr Miguel-Angel Sanchez-Chaparro from the University of M’laga, Spain and Dr Eva Calvo-Bonacho.

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