Better-educated Women Are A Healthier Weight, New Research Reveals

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 14:14 in Health & Medicine

A new comparison of multi-national data reveals that highly-educated women have a healthier average weight than less-educated women. In countries where malnutrition is prevalent, better-educated women weigh more. But in wealthier countries -- with rapidly growing rates of obesity -- better-educated women weigh less. The United States was the only nation surveyed in which better-educated men were skinnier than less-educated men. In every other country, the average male body mass increased with every additional year of schooling.

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