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22 August 2011

Marriage, divorce and your weight

Both marriage and divorce can act as "weight shocks," leading people to add a few extra pounds – especially among those over age 30 - according to a new study.

Both marriage and divorce can act as "weight shocks," leading people to add a few extra pounds – especially among those over age 30 - according to a new study. But when it comes to large weight gains, the effects of marital transitions are quite different for men than they are for women.

"For someone in their mid-20s, there is not much of a difference in the probability of gaining weight between someone who just got married and someone who never married.  But later in life, there is much more of a difference," he said.

 
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