Being Married Affects Heart and Waist

Married women gain weight, but survive bypass surgery better than unmarried people do. Katherine Harmon reports on two studies

Marriage can have its ups and downs. New research shows that in the first couple years after marriage, women are much more likely than men to gain weight. For men, it’s divorce that often leads to extra pounds. The swings for both genders were more pronounced after the age of 30. The findings were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas.

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