A NEW entry from the file of “excuses for being fat,” suggests that you can now blame your friends. Well, the fat ones at least.
Academic Brian Wansink has published an article suggesting that “obesity spreads socially because [friends] share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.”
The findings come from a study which shows that women are 2.4 times more likely to be obese if their friends are obese and 3.6 times more likely if their closest friends are obese.
BBM would hardly call this breaking news. Everyone knows thin people don’t like hanging around fatties.