fat-friends.jpg It might be a good idea to have thinner people as friends. According to research, spending time with fat friends can make a person fat. This is because, the subconscious mind of people is influenced by the weight of people around them. Researchers fear that this tendency could lead to alarming obesity level in the next decade.

Highlights of the study
a. In this study, researchers collected and analyzed data of 27,000 European adults from 29 countries.
b. They found that less than a third of men thought that they were overweight.
c. Most Europeans use the weight of people around them as the deciding factor of obesity instead of Body Mass Index.
d. Overweight peers can make people overweight.
e. Graduates are likely to feel overweight than an illiterate person of the same weight.