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.