Scientists Say Obesity Can Become a Contagious Disease

Constant interaction with people with excess body weight can lead to an increase in your own body weight. Scientists from the University of Southern California claim that obesity can be contagious. And they are not the only ones.

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Researchers from the University of Southern California analyzed data from the project called “M-TEENS” with the participation of 1,111 children and their families. In general, 25% of teens and 75% of adults were diagnosed with obesity, but the results vary from one state to another. For example, in Colorado, only 21% of teens were diagnosed with obesity, but in Louisiana, this result is twice as high.

Scientists Say Obesity Can Become a Contagious Disease

When the researchers analyzed social environment, habits, and other factors, they found out that the children whose parents worked alongside obese people were likely to gain weight much quicker. The study claims that the main factor that causes the weight gain among the members of one social group is the relationship between these members and their mutual influence on eating habits.