the devout diet

Believing In Jesus Makes You Fat

Sorry, Bible lovers, but it turns out your affinity for the man upstairs is bad for your health.

Many religions condemn overeating and gluttony. Yet young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to turn into obese middle-agers than those with no religious involvement, according to research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The study tracked 2,433 men and women over 18 years and provides much stronger evidence that religion may be a predictor of who becomes obese. Differences in age, race, sex, education, income and baseline body mass index couldn’t explain the weight gain. But like previous research, it doesn’t shed light on why the effect is seen.

Here’s an idea: After Sunday mass, don’t celebrate your love for the lord with re-fried beans and gravy with a side of mashed potatoes.