A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a link between hostility and weight gain. The study was based on 6484 men and women and is an epidemiological study. This study lasted over a period of 19 years.
In the study, the participants had their body mass index(BMI) measured at the beginning as a measure of their weight profile. They were also made to do a test which projected the amount of hostility in their personality. The results had 2 interesting results. The group that has higher hostility levels had higher BMI at the start of the study. In addition, this same group also has a higher weight gain over the 19 years of study.
If you plan to lose weight, maybe it’s time to be nicer to your colleagues.
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