Even Fathers Gain Weight After Birth of Baby

by Kathy Jones on  June 16, 2012 at 10:24 PM Lifestyle News
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While weight gain after the birth of a baby is usually associated with the mothers, a new study has found that even fathers gain more than a stone in weight after the baby is born.
 Even Fathers Gain Weight After Birth of Baby
Even Fathers Gain Weight After Birth of Baby

The study looked into the lifestyle habits of more than 2,000 fathers in Britain and was commissioned by Benenden Healthcare Society and the Men's Health Forum charity. The study found that on an average, a British father puts on 1.6 stone after the baby's birth.

"The modern lifestyle is a hectic one and this study clearly shows the impact this is having on fatherhood. As we approach Father's Day, we discover that the modern dad's health is suffering under the strain from diverging pressures such as work and family life. As a result, dads are taking shortcuts with their diets - leading to increased weight, a more sedentary lifestyle and eventually running the risk of health scares", Benenden Healthcare Society spokesman Paul Keenan said.

Source: Medindia

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