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Chefs are UK’s most unhealthy workers

Being a chef is the most unhealthy profession in the UK, says a study of 3,000 workers commissioned by Medicash. Researchers found chefs eat more junk food and ready meals, smoke more cigarettes and drink more booze than any other workers. Despite working in a kitchen, the average chef has 12 snacks of crisps, chocolate bars or biscuits each week and at least one ready meal or takeaway. They smoke an average of 58 cigarettes per week and sup eight alcoholic drinks. Second place went to farmers, who smoke 51 cigarettes a week and eat one takeaway meal.

Top ten unhealthy professions:

  • Chef
  • Farmer
  • Electrician
  • Insurance worker
  • Builder
  • Banker
  • Call Centre worker
  • Truck driver
  • Engineer
  • Travel agent

Top ten unhealthy professions:

  • Ad rep
  • Teacher
  • Human resources assistant
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Secretary
  • IT worker
  • Researcher
  • Nurse
  • Shop assistant

 

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