Weighty Issues: How Marriage Affects Men and Women’s Bodies Differently – Health – GOOD

Bluntly, marriage “is more beneficial for men than for women,” write Ohio State University sociologists Dmitry Tumin and Zhenchao Qian. “Men after marriage do not gain [significant] weight because they enjoy a healthy lifestyle and receive stronger emotional support”—in other words, they’ve got the time, energy, and help to maintain a steady weight, thanks to the sacrifices of their spouses. Across the aisle, though, “the unsettling effect of a marriage for women may be strong enough to cause large weight gain.”

via Weighty Issues: How Marriage Affects Men and Women’s Bodies Differently – Health – GOOD.

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