According to a latest Harvard and California University, our chances of getting obese increase by 57 percent if my best friend is an obese. For this researchers studied more than 12000 various friends network for 32 years and also monitored their weights during this interval (From Yahoo news).
According to the researchers, weight gain in person has direct effect on weight gain in other people in the friend’s circle.
Also if any of husband or wife becomes obese, the chances of other were getting obese increases by 37 percent.
This is the first ever study that shows how obesity spreads with social networks and from friends to other friends.
We all need to slow down this wide spread of obesity by eating healthy and doing exercise regularly.