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Your unpaid rent could make you fat

School of Nursing’s Dr. Nancy Manister quoted in story about obesity: So should women who are behind on their rent worry about gaining weight? Perhaps not, says Nancy Manister, a nursing professor at Fairfield University. She notes that the participants in the study were young people “in transition.” Young men under age 28, she says, are much less likely to be raising children alone, while women are. And women tend to gain weight when they have children. Single mothers also have an especially difficult time managing financially, and may tend to rely too much on high-calorie foods, which are often cheaper than healthier options, and eat to relieve stress.

Published in Time Magazine‘s website on 2/6/14

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