Study on College, Marriage and Obesity

May 28, 2015

A new study has refined the longstanding view that earning a college degree is associated with positive health trends, such as not becoming obese. On this health factor, the key is earning a degree before getting married, according to a new study. It found that those who get married before they earn a college degree are 65 percent more likely to become obese than are those who earn a degree and then get married. The research appears in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

What Others Are Reading

  • Viewed
  • Past:
  • Day
  • Week
  • Month
  • Year
Back to Top