Does Having Faith Make Young Adults Fat?

Choke this down: New research directly ties faith involvement to obesity.

This article is from Issue 51: May/June 2011

A recent study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine suggests there may be a link between how active people are in their church and how much they weigh. The study suggests that “young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to become obese by middle age as young adults with no religious involvement.”