Join        Login             Stock Quote

Less housework may result in weight gain

Saturday, March 2, 2013 1:46 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they compared the hours women spent doing housework in the 1960s and 2010 and found women spent fewer hours today.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health compared the national time-use data from women ages 19-64 kept by stay-at-home women from 1965 until today.

The study, funded by Coca Cola and published in PLoS One, found in 1965, women spent 25.7 hours a week pushing vacuums, food preparation, dusting, mopping, cooking, washing dishes and doing laundry, and in 2010 they spent 13.3 hours a week on these household chores. Today's women were 22 pounds heavier than their 1965 counterparts.

The time women spent using screen-based media increased from 8.3 hours per week in 1965 to 16.5 hours per week in 2010.

The results suggest the decrease in household management energy expenditure might have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity in women during the last five decades, the researchers said.

(Source: UPI )
(Source: Quotemedia)


Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.