Going to church makes you fat!
By ANON - DAILY MAIL
Added: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:22:21 UTC
Admittedly this IS the Daily Mail, but it seemed too good to miss, especially the picture. Thanks to Andy Thomson for the link.
Regular worshippers are 50% more likely to be obese by middle age
Going to church may be good for a person's soul - but it is not so beneficial for their waistline, it has been claimed.
U.S. researchers say Sunday worship can be just bad for your health as burgers and chips.
Experts at a Chicago university found those who worship regularly were 50 per cent more likely to be obese by middle age compared to non-religious people.
They are not quite sure why, though some say that because eating during church services has traditionally been allowed, worshippers were inclined to munch their way through the sermon.
The study into obesity and churtchgoing was led by Matthew Feinstein, a fourth-year student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
It looked at the lives of 2,433 people in Chicago, Minneapolis, Birmingham, Alabama and Oakland, California.
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