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Happy Marriage Can Threaten Health

April 6, 2013

A new study finds that newlyweds who are more satisfied with marriage are more likely to gain weight, according to psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, lead researcher and an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The findings challenge the notion that quality relationships always benefit health, indicating that satisfied spouses gain weight over time because they may be less motivated to attract an alternative mate.

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