Study finds that singles stay slimmer

January 5, 2010 5:17:53 PM PST
A new study finds that staying single may help people stay slim.

Researchers found that Australian women who got married or lived with a partner gained four pounds more than those who remained single over a 10-year period. Having a baby made the problem worse, adding nine pounds to women.

Overall, partner and baby status had more of a link to a woman's weight than physical activity.

The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.