Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is "Heavy" the "New Normal?"

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

Last fall, Mike reported that the MVNHS© really doesn't like moms (new or otherwise) with a little meat on them. In fact, the compassionate folks who run Britain's national health care system actually removed children from the home of one zaftig mamma.

Did they go overboard?

Well, according to researchers Down Under, "an average 140-pound woman gained 20 pounds across 10 years if she had a baby and a partner; 15 pounds if she had a partner but no baby; and 11 pounds if she were childless and without a partner."

In other words, it's apparently perfectly normal for mom's (married or otherwise) to gain a few pounds. Whether that's by design or happenstance, it's potentially good news for a lot of folks.
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