Does Religion Increase the Prevalence and Incidence of Obesity in Adulthood?

  title={Does Religion Increase the Prevalence and Incidence of Obesity in Adulthood?},
  author={Krista Marie Clark Cline and Kenneth F. Ferraro},
  journal={Journal for the scientific study of religion},
  volume={45 2},
Previous research reveals that religion in America is related to variations in body weight. This article examines the relationships between religion and both body mass index (BMI) and obesity, which have increased in prevalence in the United States over the past two decades. Using longitudinal data from a national sample of adults, this study prospectively examines whether dimensions of religious life are associated with weight gain and the development of obesity during eight years of follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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