22 August 2011

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't

The BBC and Los Angeles Times are reporting on a new study showing that both marriage and divorce increases the chance of weight gain. Not necessarily a tragedy, depending on your perspective on the issue and aesthetic preferences, but interesting nonetheless.

The 22-year-long study showed that people who marry get plumper faster than those who don't, and that the likelihood of weight gain increases again on divorce. According to the study, marriage increased the chance of weight gain in women by 33 to 48%, while divorcing women had a 22% chance of weight gain. For men, 28% were more likely to gain weight after marriage and 21% were more likely after divorce.