I completely understand the causal relationship between getting married or getting divorced and gaining weight, but at the end of the day, it's not saying "I do" or "It's over" that leads to weight gain.
A new study suggests that obesity spreads socially not because friends have shared ideas about acceptable body size, but because they share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.
My Uncle Frank once walked into a restaurant (alone) and ordered dinner for two. "Shall we wait for your other party?" the waiter asked. Uncle Frank patted his ample belly. "This is the other party," he replied.
A study conducted last Fall revealed that a year after liposuction removed fat, it came back. And horrors of horrors, it reappeared mostly in the upper abdomen, shoulders and triceps (the back of the arms).
Do you really want to explain to cousin Shirley or aunt Josephine that you are taking Zoloft or Lexapro or Depakote and the drug caused you to put on 20, 30 or maybe even 70 pounds since last Christmas?