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A new study shows that married people tend to pack on the pounds faster and easier than those who are single.
The Obesity Society, a group consisting of weight-loss scientists and professionals, conducted the study.
Saying ‘I do’ to Extra Weight
Many couples who say ‘I do’ believe that they are committing themselves to a lifetime with their partner who will forever look the way they did on their wedding day.
However, this recent study shows that couples who tie the knot are more likely to have an appearance change than not.
Gordon-Larsen, an assistant professor of nutrition in the school of public health at the University of North Carolina, says the study found that weight gain within the marrying age group is “frightening.”
Gordon-Larsen and her colleagues followed 1,200 couples over a five-year period.
The researchers found that newly married women in that age group gained an average of 24 pounds and newly married men gained about 30 pounds.
“When people are just dating, there may be more of an incentive to be thin,” says Gordon-Larsen.
In conclusion to the study, researchers found that during a marriage not only can things shift emotionally, but physically as well, which could be another factor in the increased divorce rates in America.
(Source: USA Today)
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