August 2, 2021

Emory study shows frequent business travel may increase obesity risks | Emory University

ATLANTA – As businesses and corporations begin to lift work-related COVID-19 travel restrictions for employees, a new study out of Emory University shows that frequent business travel may pose new health risks not related to COVID-19. Busy and stressful travel schedules may increase the risks of obesity (also known as adiposity), body fat percentage and belly fat in business travelers, which can lead to other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

The study has been published online, ahead of print, in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study is the first evaluating the association of business travel with all three body composition measures of body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage and belly fat, and differentiating the effects of work-related travel on body composition by the type of travel (domestic and international) and gender. The…

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