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Marriage: Taking the Plunge . . . Toward Obesity?

I think I've figured out America's next fad diet — staying single. A new study reveals that people who get married are twice as likely to become obese as those who are merely dating. Young people who move in with a partner also have a higher risk of gaining weight.

While the study is new, the theories explaining the scientific findings aren't that surprising. Researchers guess that mealtime becomes more important to couples who live together and that the security of already finding a mate encourages people to "let themselves go."

Has your relationship status ever impacted your weight?

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