Married And Fatter

by Medindia Content Team on  October 27, 2007 at 6:09 PM General Health News
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Married And Fatter
Young couples who marry or move in together are more likely to gain weight than those who stay single, a new study shows.
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The findings came from a study of nearly 8,000 men and women from 1995 to 2002 as they matured from teenagers to young adults, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD.

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The participants reported their height, weight, physical activity, screen time (time spent watching TV, using a computer, or playing video games), and relationship status in the mid-1990s and in 2001-2002.

In the mid-1990s, none of the participants was married or living with a partner. By 2001-2002, 16 percent were living with a partner and 14 percent were married.

The researchers from the University of North Carolina found that women who had married or moved in with a partner by 2001-2002 were more obese than women who were still single.

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