Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction


In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community may determine one's life satisfaction and obesity.

According to the researchers, their findings illustrate "that where obesity is most prevalent, the difference in life satisfaction between the obese and non-obese is smaller for women and almost non-existent for men." The study can be found in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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