Saturday, March 26, 2011

Giving it up for Lent?

According to a recent study church-goers are more likely to put on weight than their non-church-going associates. While this did not appear to be limited to any one denomination - and there was no clear "winner", it appears that a likely reason for people gaining pounds for piety is that they are more likely to have a bigger social network and eat more often. But this may not be as big a problem as it would seem because other research suggests organized religion will soon be extinct in nine countries.

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