The number of U.S. workers who self-describe as overweight isincreasing, and more employees blame at least part of their girthexpansion on their jobs.

A CareerBuilder annual survey on employee weight, which gotinput from more than 3,000 workers, found that 57 percent of thosesurveyed said they were overweight. That's up from 55 percent lastyear, despite the massive media attention that's been paid to thesubject.

Further, 42 percent said they've put on the pounds on theircurrent job, compared to 39 percent the previous year. And morethan one in five reported gaining more than 10 pounds in the lastyear. Only 16 percent said they'd lost weight.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.