Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

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The high rate of obesity and unemployment are, in many ways, the two biggest problems afflicting America in 2012. It almost goes without saying, both have grown way too fast. A new study by the Robert Wood Foundation predicts that half of the country will be obese by 2030, up from one in three now. The unemployment rate -- while inching down since 2010 -- remains stubbornly high at 8.3 percent.

Now, a new raft of studies examines the relationship between these two ailments. Is America's rising obesity also contributing to unemployment? Or vice versa? And what happens when workers are both fat and unemployed?