Obesity is ‘socially contagious’?

I’m not a big fan of the blame game but this Yahoo health tidbit roused an amount of interest anyway. The news bit focuses on obesity as something that’s “socially contagious.”

If your friends and family get fat, chances are you will too, researchers report in a startling new study that suggests obesity is “socially contagious” and can spread easily from person to person.

Maybe that’s one reason why a lot of people find contentment elusive: they base theirs against someone else’s. Then again that’s just me.

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2 Responses

  1. Everyone’s posting about this today…and I don’t want to believe it!

  2. hi Neel. thanks for visiting my blog.

    anyway i guess it just goes to show how much pressure social factors exert on the individual. as a smoker myself, i’m taking the blame for not being able to kick the habit away.

    it therefore goes without saying that i think smoking like physical fitness boils down to discipline and will power. then again that’s just me.

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