Study: Obese Americans earn less than those of normal weight

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX) - Obese Americans bring home smaller paychecks than those who are not overweight, according to a study from George Washington University.

Researchers analyzed data from studies in 2004 and 2008.

Overall, they found obese women were more likely to earn up to 15 percent less than their normally-weighted counterparts. Obese men were also found to earn more than $4,000 less than men of average weight.

Study authors say this research broadens a growing body of evidence that shows besides taxing your health, obesity also taxes your finances.

This is not the first time a study shows obese women making less money. Prior research from Iceland found that not only do overweight women make less money, but they also have a harder time getting jobs.

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