Women gain more weight after marriage: study

Posted at 08/24/11 10:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Women put on more weight after getting married while men pack on the pounds after getting separated, according to a study by the Ohio State University.

The study showed that most men tend to gain weight after getting separated from their wives because there is no one to watch over their diet.

Dr. Rosa Allyn Sy, meanwhile, agreed with the findings, saying that women have the higher tendency to gain weight than men during their marriage.

Twenty-seven out of every 100 Filipinos are obese, a study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) showed. FNRI said this number is expected to rise in the near future.

"Wina-warn na namin. Kahit overweight ka pa lang ng 5 pounds, wina-warn na namin," Sy said. -- Report from Abner Mercado, ABS-CBN News