Study: Extra Weight Takes Toll on Women's Careers and Salaries

For as long as Americans have had a weight problem, there's been a persistent if sexist belief that men can more easily get away hauling around a few extra pounds, and not have it take a toll on their careers.

Researchers in Iceland, however, now have fresh data proving it. A new study shows that that not only are men's job opportunities and salaries unaffected by a bit of extra girth, they actually benefit from it, albeit slightly. Meanwhile, extra weight was found to have a slight negative effect on the employment rate and pay of women, according to a report at LiveScience.com.