According to this study, if your spouse has started to gain weight in the past few years, your odds of Â also becoming obese just increased by 37%.
But before you run out and get a divorce, realize that it’s not just married people who like to practice group obesity.
- If your brother or sister has started to pack on the pounds, your chances of becoming obese just went up by 40%.
- If you have a friend who got fat in the past few years, your odds of doing the same increased by a staggering 57%.
- And if that friend or sibling is of the same sex, the odds are even worse. (55% & 71%)
It’s almost like obesity isÂ contagious.
Or maybe it’s just bad habits like eating pizza while sprawled on the couch watching The Biggest Loser.