A new study says that people who marry are up to three times more likely to become obese than those who just keep dating. According to the study, soon after a groom carries his bride over the threshold both end up carrying extra weight, reports the Daily Express. Moving in with a romantic partner also increased the odds of obesity, but there were interesting nuances by sex: for women, the risk increased after just one year of living together, while for men the risk kicked in between the first and second year. Couples blamed a lack of exercise, watching too much television and an over-use of computers. The study has been published in the US medical journal Obesity.Source: ANIRAS << UK Launch for New Drug to Help Type 2 Diabetics Lose Weight House of Lords Calls for Tighter Regulation of Gene Testing... >> Recommended Reading Obesity Obesity is a condition where there is excess accumulation of body fat which poses a risk to the health of the individual. It can affect children and adults. READ MORE Low Calorie Diet Low calorie meals or diet include foods that are high on nutritional content and yet have fewer calories. Updated information about low calorie diet or low calorie foods and its health benefits. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Liposuction Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, which is used to suck out the excess or abnormal fat deposition to give a well-contoured shapely look. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug - Food Interactions Blood Pressure Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator More News on: Bariatric SurgeryObesityBulimia NervosaLiposuctionHow to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?