Well boys, she isn’t the only one letter herself go after marriage. Actually, according to the data, she isn’t letting herself go at all—weight-wise, at least. Married men, but not married women, are more likely to be overweight than single men, or even men in a committed relationship.
This data comes to us by way of a study published in Families, Systems, and Health. The study tracked the weight, activity, and relationship status of 2,300 young adults in the US. 35% were single (or dating), 42% were in a committed relationship, and the remaining 23% were married. Researchers found that married men were twenty-five per cent more likely to be overweight or obese (that is, have a BMI of over twenty-five) than the other men.
Women, however, didn’t reflect the same pattern—suggesting that the old sitcom standby of a babe shacked up with a slob (think King of Queens) has some basis in reality. Not much, but you can’t expect much from a Kevin James sitcom.