Men Gain Weight After #Divorce. Woman Gain Weight After Marriage
For men, the risk of a significant weight gain increased most prominently after a divorce. But for women, the risk of significant weight gain was most likely after marriage.
The researchers, professors of sociology at Ohio State University, used data on 10,071 people surveyed from 1986 to 2008 to determine weight gain in the two years following a marriage or divorce. “Married women often have a larger role around the house than men do, and they may have less time to exercise and stay fit than similar unmarried women,” say the researchers. “On the other hand, studies show that married men get a health benefit from marriage, and they lose that benefit once they get divorced, which may lead to their weight gain.”