Weight Gain Reduces Quality of Life
- 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
- Weight gain is among the strongest predictors of declining physical
functioning, and even a moderate gain can have negative effects.
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