Harvard Women's Health Watch
Holiday weight gain is a worldwide phenomenon, study suggests
Research we’re watching The holidays that we celebrate may vary among countries, but many share one feature—eating more of certain foods. An international team of researchers decided to see if holiday indulgences were routinely associated with weight gain. They studied people celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, Easter in Germany, and Golden Week (April 29 to May 5) in Japan, as well as Christmas in all three countries.