NMSU launches obesity study of students, employees

Posted at: 12/18/2012 8:30 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University researchers have launched a study to examine obesity among NMSU students and employees.

Researchers recently developed an online survey aimed at finding out more on obesity and lifestyle factors of students and employees, especially in southern New Mexico.

So far, the survey has found that 47 percent of NMSU and employee respondents self-reported as overweight or obese.

Susan Wilson, an associate professor in NMSU's Department of Health Science and the study's lead researcher, says she would like to see future studies that look more closely at stressors in the environment and "culturally acceptable versus ideal notions of weight and obesity."

 

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