Hefty Credit Card Debt Fattens You Up
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 6:46 PM CDT
People in debt are more likely to be medically obese, according to a German study. “Over-indebted individuals’ psychological distress has to be considered,” the researchers say.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Heavy credit card debt can take a toll on your waistline, Gourmet reports. A German study of 9,000 people found that 25% of those in debt were obese, compared to 11% not in debt. "In the situation of over-indebtedness, eating can become a compensation and gratification," the study says. Researchers add that the high price of healthy foods and leisure activities may also account for the fat-debt connection.