An interesting new study has found that marriage makes men fat. According to the study, getting married can change men's eating habit and their waistlines. The study, conducted by Leeds Metropolitan University, found that married men are fatter than their single counterparts. This could be because they develop a sweet tooth - with married men treating themselves to more buns, cakes, pastries and fruit pies than unmarred men. The study adds that those who have tied the knot were also likely to drink 'significantly' more wine. Researchers were not sure why marriage made such a difference to men's attitude to their weight, but one finding was that they felt they could relax after their wedding day. Another philosophy was that men who marry a good cook might think they are eating richer food than in the past. Some wives deliberately overfeed their husbands, with the aim of making them unattractive to other women. Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, says that the woman wants to please the man, but it is up to the man to choose whether he wants to be a slob. However despite all the dispiriting news for married men, the findings of the study were not all bad. The researchers found married men ate more fruit and wholemeal bread than single ones. Also, those who have left their single days behind them got through fewer fatty kebabs and burgers. Researchers also found that men who were coupled up ate more yoghurt than men who had gone through a divorce, and that married men ate more chocolate than widowers. Source: Medindia << Woman Dies from Rare Infection after Her Pet Dog Licked Her ... New 90:90:90 Targets for Controlling HIV >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. 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 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 Sharing Chores Make Marriages Last Longer Research shows that marriages last longer when couples share housework and childcare. Labor need not be divided into exactly equal halves. READ MORE Cholesterol Cholesterol is produced by the body (liver) and is essential for normal body functioning. READ MORE Cholesterol - The Enigma Chemical The word 'Cholesterol' rings danger bells as soon as it is mentioned. This important chemical is important for the normal metabolism of the body and is dangerous only if present in excess. READ MORE Diet and Nutrition Tips for Athletes Athletes can be physically fit by consuming a well balanced nutritious diet, which keeps them mentally alert not only during and after the sports events but all around the year. Here are some simple and essential diet and nutrition tips for athletes. 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 Daily Calorie Requirements Find a Hospital Iron Intake Calculator More News on: CholesterolDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseCholesterol - The Enigma ChemicalLiposuctionHow to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsQuiz on Weight LossDiet and Nutrition Tips for AthletesNutrition IQIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?