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Study: If Your Partner Loses Weight, You May, Too

Previous studies have found that when one spouse gets involved in weight-loss treatment, the other untreated spouse sometimes loses weight, too. In a new study, the researchers call this a “ripple effect” and look into it further to learn more. These researchers took 130 sets of partners and randomized them into either a Weight Watchers […]
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