Navigation Links
Marriage can threaten health: Study finds satisfied newlyweds more likely to gain weight
Date:4/3/2013

On average, young newlyweds who are satisfied with their marriage gain weight in the early years after they exchange vows, putting them at increased risk for various health problems related to being overweight.

That is the finding of a new study on marital satisfaction and weight gain, according to psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, lead researcher and an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

"On average, spouses who were more satisfied with their marriage were less likely to consider leaving their marriage, and they gained more weight over time," Meltzer said. "In contrast, couples who were less satisfied in their relationship tended to gain less weight over time."

The study's researchers said the findings challenge the long-held notion that quality relationships are always beneficial to one's health. Instead, they said, the findings suggest that spouses who are satisfied in the marriage are less motivated to attract an alternative mate. As a result, satisfied spouses relax efforts to maintain their weight.

The article, "Marital satisfaction predicts weight gain in early marriage," is published online in the scientific journal Health Psychology at http://1.usa.gov/XHObzo.

The study was based on data from 169 first-married newlywed couples whose marital satisfaction and weight were tracked over the course of four years.

Marriage associated with weight gain; divorce associated with weight loss

Previous psychological research has established that marriage is associated with weight gain and that divorce is associated with weight loss. But the role of marital satisfaction in those changes in weight is less clear, Meltzer said.

Previous research also has demonstrated that marital satisfaction is associated with health maintenance behaviors, she said.

"For example, studies have found that satisfied
'/>"/>

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Child marriages: 39,000 every day
2. Study offers new insights on invasive fly threatening US fruit crops
3. Climate change impacts to US coasts threaten public health, safety and economy
4. Violence in Mali threatening survival of endangered elephants
5. Fox invasion threatens wave of extinction, UC research finds
6. Climate change threatens giant pandas bamboo buffet -- and survival
7. Climate change threatens giant pandas bamboo buffet and survival
8. UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
9. Climate change threatens marine environment in the Baltic Sea
10. Leisure boats threaten the Swedish West Coast archipelago
11. 100 most threatened species
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/19/2014)... must be made to decrease China,s increasing caesarean section ... in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and ... highest caesarean delivery rates in the world. Of 16 ... caesarean. Although the exact rate is not known, the ... reports total caesarean rates ranging from 36% to 58%. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 To improve students, chances of ... the University of Houston (UH) implemented a comprehensive ... at risk for failure. , Through a ... (THECB), the Department of Biology and Biochemistry embarked ... taking "General Biology" for non-majors and "Introductory Biology" ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... rating systems be used in supermarkets to encourage healthier ... sought to answer that very question by tracking the ... Guiding Stars System to rate the nutritional value of ... and Brand Lab,s David Just, PhD, and Brian Wansink ... sales records of over 150 Hannaford Supermarkets in the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high? 2Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high? 3University of Houson program earns kudos for improving grades, retaining students 2University of Houson program earns kudos for improving grades, retaining students 3
... COLUMBUS, Ohio Insulin resistance, the hallmark of type ... is paradoxically also an apparent contributor to muscle wasting ... to new research. And in an animal study, ... progression of muscle wasting and fat loss, the main ...
... Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-funded research, published this week ... discovered molecules that could confuse insects, ability to detect ... could reduce damage to crops by insect pests and ... Hooper of Rothamsted Research, an institute of BBSRC said: ...
... highly complex, research to understand how people fight infection ... simpler organisms. Zebrafish are becoming an important model for ... manipulated and many fundamental processes between zebrafish and humans ... highly amenable to drug screening assays. The functional similarity ...
Cached Biology News:Diabetes drug shows promise in fighting lethal cancer complication 2Diabetes drug shows promise in fighting lethal cancer complication 3Scientists discover how to send insects off the scent of crops 2Fish fend off invading germs with an initial response similar to the one found in people 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... 20, 2014 One of the ... is an inadequate vascular supply. Nutrient and gas ... tissues is critical for successful regeneration and integration ... mitigate deficiencies in vascularization and promote angiogenesis in ... optimizing scaffold design and architecture, and enhancing scaffolds ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Shimadzu ... chromatography systems, Prominence-i and Nexera-i, adding to the ... Combining excellent functionality, an intuitive operating environment, and ... a more efficient workflow for conventional to ultra-high-speed ... innovative, intuitive and intelligent design so users can ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. This report analyzes the ... by the following Product Segments: Media, Sera, and Reagents. ... Canada , Japan , Europe ... America . Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014 A Geisinger researcher on a ... a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award ... health concern. Joseph Boscarino , Ph.D. ... a team of researchers nominated for the Centers for ... Award for Data Methods and Study Design. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Vascularization in Tissue Engineering Highlighted at 12th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science 2Shimadzu’s New i-Series Integrated Liquid Chromatography Systems Provide Laboratories Wider Range of Analytical Capabilities 2Shimadzu’s New i-Series Integrated Liquid Chromatography Systems Provide Laboratories Wider Range of Analytical Capabilities 3Global Cell and Tissue Culture Supplies - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 3
... with antibodies that react to the sample. The test result can ... either does or does not appear depending on the sample ... consumers. It is also possible to print instructional images or text, ... can be used to test quickly and easily for the presence ...
... producing nanoscopic crystals of a pharmaceutical product can allow the ... drug is not soluble in water. Research suggests that ... the pharmaceutical industry dissolve only very weakly in water, if ... drugs as it means they are not effective if taken ...
... and interact.  That,s the marketing mantra at ... creator of the best-selling children,s FireFly™ ... of the Binaca™ brand.   ...   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101006/LA77977LOGO ) The company has ...
Cached Biology Technology:VTT printed hemoglobin test on paper 2Nano drugs 2A 'Fresh' Approach to Marketing: Dr. Fresh™, Inc. Goes Guerilla With Internet-Based Campaigns 2
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant RDH5. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 5959...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant KRT4. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = KRT4...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant ARHGEF11. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ARHGEF11...
... PrecisION Ion Channel Cell Lines ,High Quality, ... channels are well known for having a ... and consequently have a key function in ... modulate ion channels have been investigated in ...
Biology Products: