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Obestiy and woman

PTI | ByAsian News International, London
Sep 25, 2004 06:40 PM IST

Women living in households with four or more people are more likely to be obese, says a report.

A new study carried out by researchers from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre has revealed that women living in households with four or more people were significantly more likely to be obese than those who lived by themselves.

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The research, which questioned almost 300 women, also revealed that married women were also more likely to be obese than single females, according to The Daily Mail.

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Cheaper food, lack of exercise and the increasing couch potato culture has usually been blamed for the rising obesity among women, but this study has shown that family circumstances appeared to play a role in determining whether women were obese or not.

While only 32.5 per cent of those who lived alone were obese, this rose to 64.8 per cent of women who lived in households of four or more people.

The researchers also found that 44.7 per cent of people who lived with one or two other people were obese.

Besides, married women were also more likely to be obese than unmarried people - 58 per cent compared to 42.5 per cent.

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