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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce | Care2 Healthy Living

Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce | Care2 Healthy Living

Written by Laura Franco for YourTango.com A recent study found that women have a tendency to gain a few pounds after tying the knot, while men are likely to do the same after divorce. The study from Ohio State University focused on weight changes within a two-year span after a marriage or divorce and surveyed 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008. The research also found that people over 30 were more likely to gain weight around these major life events, possibly because they’ve already settled into certain patterns of diet and exercise. “Clearly, the effect of marital transitions on weight changes differs by gender,” said Dmitry Tumin, lead author of the study and a doctoral student of sociology. “Divorces for men and, to some extent, marriages for women promote weight gains that may be large enough to pose a health risk.” The study didn’t determine exactly why men and women...

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