Business travelers face higher risk of obesity, elevated BP

04/28/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Data on more than 13,000 employees found that those who are extensive business travelers were 92% more likely to be obese and had higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels compared with workers who traveled less frequently. Factors such as poor sleep and nutrition and long periods of inactivity could contribute to the adverse effects in extensive travelers, researchers said in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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