Weight Gain Tied To Personality Changes, Impulsivity: Study

The Huffington Post:

Your weight may be linked with your personality, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science.

Researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health found that people who have experienced weight gain were more likely to be both impulsive and deliberate in their actions.

“If mind and body are intertwined, then if one changes the other should change too,” study researcher Angelina Sutin, of the Florida State University College of Medicine, said in a statement. “That’s what our findings suggest.”

The study included data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging and the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, which together included more than 1,900 study participants. Researchers analyzed their body weight and personality traits at the beginning and end of a decade-long period.

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