Church attendance linked to obesity in young adults
Catholic World News - March 25, 2011
A study conducted by Northwestern University researchers has found that young adults who attend church services at least weekly are more than twice as likely to become obese than those who do not.
Previous studies had linked frequent church attendance with better health; Matthew Feinstein, who wrote the Northwestern University study, suggests that a lower smoking rate is an important contributing factor.
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Posted by: Salome -
Mar. 28, 2011 5:12 AM ET USA
Yet another meaningless 'statistic'.
Posted by: Savonarola -
Mar. 26, 2011 9:40 PM ET USA
Does this explain all those corpulent bishops?
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Mar. 26, 2011 4:06 PM ET USA
How about those donut Sundays or maybe sitting in pews contributes to obesity. What a laugh! Religion is blamed for a lot,but this is over the top!
Posted by: kmbold -
Mar. 25, 2011 8:24 PM ET USA
Maybe more of them go out to IHOP after Mass.
Posted by: kman -
Mar. 25, 2011 1:41 PM ET USA
Satan would headline it as "Church avoidance linked to healthy weight in young adults."