Being married can help you stay slim!
Researchers find single people are twice as likely to be overweight
A study of people with type two diabetes revealed that single people were twice as likely to become overweight than those who were married.
The researchers, from Yokohama City University, also found that married men were less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome – a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity which damages the blood vessels – although the same did not apply to women.
The experts, who presented their findings at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting in Munich, said living with a husband or wife was the ‘most fundamental’ form of social support.
Doctors have long known that being married helps people stay healthy.
Experts think that people in a loving relationship are more likely to eat healthily, take their medication, and go to the doctor if they are sick.
The researchers examined 270 people with type two diabetes with an average age of 65, of whom 180 were married and 90 were single.