Study: Fewer hours spent on housework may fuel obesity in women

03/1/2013 | ABC News

U.S. women in 2010 were an average of 22 pounds heavier than they were in 1965 and spent 13.3 hours on household chores per week versus 25.7 hours a week 45 years earlier, suggesting that fewer hours spent on household chores may play a role in obesity, a study in PLOS One found. The results suggest that women and people in general should incorporate more activity and exercise in their everyday activities, the study's lead author said.

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