Researchers investigate link between obesity and stress

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Researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland are looking at how unpredictable working hours and stress affect our diet and the impact this has on our health.

Variable stress levels and shift work have long been a feature of life for the emergency services, and the firefighters of Blue Watch in Aberdeen are no exception.

The firefighters reveal how they snack instead of eating proper meals and crave convenience foods, particularly on a night shift.

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