The Weight of Love: Moving in Together Leads to Weight Gain

Couples tend to live healthier and longer lives than singles. On average, however, they weigh more than singles. To find out how changes in relationship status affect body weight and when couples gain most weight, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the University of Mannheim, the University of Leipzig, and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have analyzed data collected from 20,000 adults over a 16-year period. Their findings have been published in the journal Health Psychology. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)