Loss of Job Near End of Career Linked to Weight Gain

Are men more likely to gain weight after they lose their job? Research shows that this may actually be true. The studies show that the stress of losing a job can cause weight gain. Men who are not married at the time that they lose their job are more vulnerable to gaining weight because they do not have a spouse that can provide financial and emotional support. This increases worry and tension and causes men to do activities that result in weight gain. If you have recently lost your job, make sure you are staying healthy and fit. Gaining too much weight too fast can be extremely taxing on your health. Strive to find a new job and try not to stress. Think positive and stay healthy.

Key Points:

  • 1“…a significant social stressor like job loss may trigger or amplify genetic risk for weight gain…”
  • 2additionally, the men that did not have a spouse or partner were more likely to gain weight
  • 3this study underscores the necessity to actively maintain a healthier lifestyle as you grow older


The research suggests that a significant social stressor like job loss may trigger or amplify genetic risk for weight gain in otherwise healthy or normal weight populations.

Read the full article at: https://psychcentral.com/news/2016/06/27/lose-of-job-near-end-of-career-linked-to-weight-gain/105415.html

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HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our blood alcohol, body fat and calories burned calculators. The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years. Our team of health professionals, and researchers use peer reviewed studies as source elements in our articles. Our high quality content has been featured in a number of leading websites, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Live Strong, GQ, and many more.

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