While the statistics are surprisingly high, it makes sense that individuals with intense financial stress would be struggle with weight. Stress causes the body to put on weight, and the researchers note that people may turn to food to cope with their money troubles. However, the team doesn't rule out that heavier people are more likely to get into debt because it's harder to find employment or make as much money as slimmer individuals. I hope there isn't much validity behind this suggestion; have your experiences shown there's any truth to the possibility?
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