Family, friends can influence weight and mood, from Harvard Men's Health Watch

Published: December, 2011

Social interactions have ripple effects on weight and mood that extend far beyond household and family units, reports the December 2011 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch.

Weight: Two of every three Americans are overweight or obese. There are many explanations for our expanding waistlines, starting with lack of exercise and excessively large portions of calorie-dense prepared and processed foods. But an interesting study suggests that social interactions may also play a role.

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