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Pray it ain’t so: Religious may be more likely to become obese

Mar 29, 2011 4:26:00 PM - thestate.com
An inactive lifestyle, watching TV and eating too many fatty foods are all to blame for many Americans being overweight and obese.

We may have to add religion to that list.

A study finds that young adults who regularly attend religious activities may be more prone to obesity by middle age than their nonreligious peers.

Jell-O salad, we’re looking at you.

The study included 2,433 younger men and women who were part of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study and were followed for 18 years. Religious participation ranged from high (once a week or more), medium (regularly but not weekly), low (rarely) and none.