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24 March 2011

Religious people prone to obesity

New research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.

New research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.

Scientists have been studying links between religious behaviour and health for years, and have found signs that there's a positive connection between the two. The studies suggest that religious involvement - whether it's private or public -- is linked to things like better physical health, less depression and more happiness, said Jeff Levin, director of Baylor University's Program on Religion and Population Health.

 
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