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Weight Gain Reduces Quality of Life

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  • Gaining 5-20 pounds over four years can significantly decrease quality of life, but those who can maintain their weight have a high quality of life.
  • In a study of 40,000 women, weight gain led to decreased physical functioning, lower overall feelings of vitality, and increased feelings of bodily pain.
  • Weight gain is among the strongest predictors of declining physical functioning, and even a moderate gain can have negative effects.
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