Women with higher education show lower obesity rates

03/11/2014 | Yahoo

A study of women in middle-income countries showed that those with secondary-level or higher education had obesity levels 14% to 19% lower than those of women with less education but comparable wealth. "The study suggests that investing in women's education protects against this effect by empowering individuals to look after their health," said lead author Amina Aitsi-Selmi. The findings appear in PLOS ONE.

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