Why Men And Women Get Fat After Marriage in Urdu
The research involving more than 160 newly-wed couples found that the more content they were in their relationship, the more weight they gained.
Over four years, couples were regularly asked to rate their satisfaction with their marriage on a scale, while their weight and height were measured.
The study found that for each unit rise in satisfaction, on average, men and women gained one tenth of a BMI unit every six months — the equivalent of a pound a year for a woman who is 5ft 4 ins tall and weighs 8½ stone.
Researchers suggested that those who were happy with their partners might be less likely to worry about their figures, because they were not motivated to look elsewhere for love.
Dr Andrea Meltzer, of the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, said: “On average, spouses who were more satisfied with their marriage were less likely to consider leaving their marriage, and they gained more weight.