Study: Women are heavier due to less housework

A new report out of a science and medical journal suggests women are heavier because they're not doing as much housework.
February 28, 2013 11:51:06 PM PST
A new report is sure to raise eyebrows. A science and medical journal based in San Francisco has published a study suggesting women are heavier because they're not doing as much housework.

The study in PLOS One points out that back in 1965, women spent nearly 26 hours a week dusting and mopping. By 2010, that dropped to 13 hours a week and the average woman has gained 22 pounds.

The study also found that women have exchanged time spent vacuuming for time spent watching TV.

A third of all American adults are obese compared to 50 years ago and experts say both sexes are expanding at an equal pace.


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