Published July 29, 2014
An article in England’s Daily Mail reports a UB study has found that workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with non-obese counterparts. The article quotes Lora Cavuoto, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, who said, “Our findings indicated that on average, approximately 40 percent shorter endurance times were found in the obese group, with the largest differences in hand grip and simulated assembly tasks.” Articles appeared in news outlets that include in Medical News Today, WNEW-FM in Washington, D.C., and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
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