Ripple effect of weight loss in couples

“I, take thee, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part”. Says the popular wedding vow. It seems that in sickness and in the quest for health couples tend follow the same curve when it comes to obesity. A study published in Obesity, looked at the the weight loss progress of 130 spouses over a six-month period. The study found that spouses lost weight in an inter dependent manner. If one spouse was enrolled in a weight loss program and lost weight the partner tended to mirror the weight loss curve. In this study of 130 couples’ half of th

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