New dads put on weight, while childless men lose weight: Study confirms!
You have new responsibilities when you have your kids and may not have time to take care of yourself the way you once did in terms of exercise. Your family becomes the priority.
Transition to fatherhood is an important developmental life stage for men’s health. It’s a magical moment where so many things change in a man’s life. Now, the medical field needs to think about how can we help these men of child-rearing age who often don’t come to the doctor’s office for themselves.”
The researchers followed 10,253 men over a 20-year period, who had their BMI (Body mass index) measured at early adolescence, later adolescence, in their mid-20s and in their early 30s.
Age, race, education, income, daily activity, screen time and marriage status are all factors that can contribute to weight gain, so these things were taken into account when the researchers calculated the study’s results.