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Controversial Study Links Women's Weight to Housework

Posted at: 02/28/2013 9:41 AM
By: Cassie Hart

A controversial new study suggests women are heavier now than they were 45 years ago, because they do less housework.

Researchers from the University of South Carolina found that back in the 60's, the average woman spent 25 hours a week cleaning, cooking and doing laundry.
    
Now, the average is about 13 hours.
    
The study's author points out that more women work outside the home and many jobs are not as active.
    
He also says women spend more time watching television than they did in the 60s.

The study did not include data on the amount of housework men do or changes in their weight.