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People in Debt Twice as Likely to Be Overweight?

There's a solution for every problem, and it appears two of the toughest to fix are heavily linked. New research from Germany shows that people in heavy debt are twice as likely to be overweight as the general population and more than 2.5 times as likely to be obese.

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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