Study Finds 55 Percent of Nurses Are Overweight or Obese

Researchers at the University of Maryland's School of Nursing found that 55 percent of the 2,103 female nurses they surveyed were obese, citing job stress and the effect on sleep of long, irregular work hours as the cause. The study, which measured obesity using estimates of body mass index, found that nursing schedules affected not only the health of the nurses but the quality of patient care. "Health care professionals are often involved in providing advice or care to patients that relates...Full Story
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