American women are some of the most stressed out in the world. They're also the fattest. A new Finnish study suggests that those two things may be connected. The researchers found that women who suffer work burnout are more likely to eat emotionally and uncontrollably.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, surveyed 230 employed women aged 30 to 55 and found that 22 percent of them suffered some degree of work burnout: emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and an impaired sense of professional accomplishment. It's that wearying feeling that your work is pointless, and you're no good at it anyway.