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Your weight could affect others.


Posted by Swati S.

Have you read about this research? A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine claims that obesity is sort of like a communicable disease, which spreads from one person to another. The researchers are saying that it is not as if obesity spreads the same way as germs, but sort of like an idea that becomes more socially acceptable because people who are around you are also obese. So, let us say if a person has a spouse that is obese, than the chances of the person getting obese were 37 percent higher, as compared to other couples. The study is really interesting and comprehensive, covering over 12,000 people over 32 years. Wow!

It just makes me shake my head and wonder if losing weight is not just about being responsible to yourself, but also to those around you.

 
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