By Shira Scott, GalTime.com
Have you ever noticed that overweight people tend to hang out more often with other overweight people? Coincidence or choice?
Researchers at Arizona State University decided to study the issue. What they found was people do in fact "cluster" according to size.
The answer to why this happens isn't clear. What is clear....
"Obese families and friends usually have two things in common: food choices and activity levels or more accurately, lack of activity. Obese parents tend to raise obese children. Obese family and friends hang out and eat the same kinds of detrimental foods and participate in the same kinds of detrimental habits," say co-authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.
Most of the study participants said if given a choice, they wouldRead More »from Is Obesity Contagious?