Monday, February 22, 2016

Partner more influential than upbringing when it comes to obesity

A study suggests that the lifestyle shared with a partner in adulthood could have a greater influence on obesity than the habits instilled in childhood

The lifestyle a person shares with their partner has a greater influence on their chances of becoming obese than their upbringing, research suggests.
By middle age, the choices made by couples - including those linked to diet and exercise - will have a much greater impact than the lifestyle they shared with their siblings and parents when growing up, the study found.
The results suggest that people from families with a history of obesity can still reduce their risk by changing their habits.
Researchers said the study will help scientists better understand the links between obesity, genetics and lifestyle.

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