Scientists at the University of Mainz have discovered a close correlation between over-indebtedness and obesity. The authors attribute this to the high cost of a healthy diet, lack of awareness of the availability of cheaper but nonetheless wholesome foods, but most particularly to the psychological and social stress experienced by over-indebted individuals. The result of this stress is that they tend to “comfort eat” and become less physically active.

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