Research: Weight fluctuates with marriages, divorces

August 22, 2011

It finds that women are more apt to pile on excess pounds after marriage while men add the weight after a divorce.

The study didn't examine the reasons why, but findings fit with previous research. It shows that married women often have a larger role around the house and may have less time to exercise and stay fit.

But married men, on the other hand, get a health benefit from marriage and they lose that benefit once they get divorced, which researchers say may be the reason for the weight gain.

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