Married women are 'fatter', Australian researchers find. On average, by as much as 2 kg!
Married women are 'fatter', Australian researchers find. On average, by as much as 2 kg
During the study, scientists followed the lives of six thousand of the fair sex aged 18 to 23 years for 10 years. They were followed from 1996 to 2006. Periodically, each lady answered questions about her weight, height, age, physical activity, alcohol consumption, etc.
It turned out that the average weight gain in women over this period was about 5 kg. But married women (or ladies with partners) gained an average of 7 kg, and even 10 kg if they had both a child and a man.
It turns out that women eat less he althy food in the family and are much less likely to devote time to exercise. “Marriage and the birth of a child are the reason for further weight gain,” says Professor Annette Dobson. “We need to look for ways to prevent the resulting risks to a woman’s he alth by focusing her attention on the period of her life when she needs to be especially careful.”
Source:The Daily Telegraph