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News from the North
We hope you enjoy issue 3 of the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, an internationally renowned journal in the field of occupational health and safety, published by the Nordic Association Occupational Safety and Health (NOROSH). This issue contains six unlocked articles and focuses on the theme of Obesity in the Occupational Health Context. Two contributions are reviews: 1) psychosocial factors at work, long work hours, and obesity and 2) the contribution of overweight, obesity and lack of physical activity to exit from paid employment. Other submissions include a discussion paper on conceptual heuristic models of the interrelationships between obesity and the occupational environment; and three original articles examining, respectively, relative weight and disability retirement, obesity and non-fatal occupational injury, and clustering of obesity and sleep problems.
In the latest issue
In the editorial of the latest issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health (number 3, 2013):
The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically worldwide during the past three decades and has passed 30% of the adult population in both the US and UK. In the Nordic countries, more than 20% of adults are obese and more than 5% severely obese, with a body mass index >35 kg/m3 (1–3). The devastating impact of obesity on health is undisputed and spans common conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, major depression, adverse pregnancy outcomes and infertility (4, ... (Read the whole text)