Faith and Fat: Religious Youths More Likely to Be Obese by Mid-Life

Americans who are religious are more likely to be happy, healthy ... and hefty? According to research from Northwestern University, youths of a healthy weight who frequently participated in religious activities were twice as likely to become obese by middle age than their less-religious peers. Even when controlling for race, sex, education and income -- several factors that could independently be affecting likelihood of obesity, this affect remained. Researchers drew on data from the...Full Story
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