Is Obesity Contagious?

According to the research cited in the article below, we look like our friends. Our best friend has even more influence on our weight than our spouse! Distance doesn’t even matter. Hmm… I guess we should choose our friends carefully. They say if you want to get rich, associate with rich people. I guess if you want to get skinny, associate with skinny people. Or does it work that way? Maybe the skinny ones gain weight, but the overweight ones don’t loose weight.

NEJM — The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network over 32 Years

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