COURTNEY HUTCHISON, ABC News Medical Unit
Faith and Fat: Religious Youths More Likely to Be Obese by Mid-Life
Young Believers at Risk of Growing Into Obese Adults
ABC News Health March 24, 2011
Marla Paul, health sciences editor
Religious Young Adults Become Obese By Middle Age
Researchers say cause may be unhealthy food at religious activities
Northwestern University News Center
Matthew Feinstein, the study’s lead investigator and a fourth-year student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The authors caution that their findings should only be taken to mean people with frequent religious involvement are more likely to become obese, and not that they have worse overall health status than those who are non-religious. In fact, previous studies have shown religious people tend to live longer than those who aren’t religious in part because they tend to smoke less.
No smoking less is not the reason either.? Many faiths practice some form of meditation, an excellent stress reliever(just like smoking).
This study by a med student is not even published yet, but going to be presented at a symposium.
So, how in the world did this make the the ABC News site?
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