Young couples who marry or move in together are more likely to gain weight than those who stay single, a new study shows. 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. 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. Source: IANSVEN/S << A Comprehensive Review Deems Silicone Breast Implants as Saf... Cardiac Device To Combat Congestive Heart Failure Puts Patie... >> Recommended Reading 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 Most Popular on Medindia Color Blindness Calculator Find a Doctor Post-Nasal Drip More News on: Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?