Religion Linked to Obesity in Young Adults

Religion Linked to Obesity in Young Adults

POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 5:45am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 3:16pm

A new study shows a link between religious activity and weight gain.

The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University; it found that young adults who often attend religious services were far more likely to become obese, than those who didn't.

The researchers said that people who attend religious activities on a regular basis are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age, than those who avoid religious participation as young adults.

The study followed close to 2,500 men and women between the ages of 20 and 32, for 18 years.

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So wait, Jesus is now bad for you? Where was the FDA and The Dep. of public health on this one...i can't stop laughing at this article.

Guess their pastor, minister, and or priest forgot to go over glutteny last sunday LOL

Well, I know at our church we do indeed have a lot of tasty lemon bars and doughnuts! Oh, but they taste so heavenly.

finally a study that makes sense and puts the blame partially where it is. demented over-religious nuts.

most people who are ultra religious do, by and large, have some really heavy-duty head problems. head problems, by and large, go hand in hand with obesity.

who ever conducted this study is asinine! how can you blame religion, when the true facts of becoming obese only comes from overeating and not exercising! granted sometimes it may be a medical condition, but religion? this study has absolutely no merit!

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