A new study that looked at the cost of obesity had some interesting findings.
George Washington University researchers found the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man. That is compared to $524 for women and $432 for men for merely being overweight.
The study suggests the reason for the discrepancy between the sexes is that larger women earn less than their skinny counterparts, while weight doesn’t affect men’s earning potential.
What do you think the reason is? Does it have something to do with men traditionally earning more in the workplace? Is it fair? Have you seen this where you work?