Yet another reason not to get married?

Daisy and Onslow from the BBC comedy Keeping Up Appearances: Married people ‘twice as likely to be fat’
Daisy and Onslow from the BBC comedy Keeping Up Appearances, were overwieght but happy. The study found that married people ‘let themselves go’. Photo: BBC
Woman lifting weights: Married people ‘twice as likely to be fat’
The study advised that married people took up more exercise. Photo: ALAMY

Greek researchers found that married couples were more likely to become fat due to their significantly changed lifestyle as they “let themselves go”.

The research, based on the study of more than 17,000 couples aged between 20 and 70, found that married couples exercised less frequently, had less sex, had poor nutrition and were “comfortable” in their lives.