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The obesity of the faithful

January 4, 2015

Speaking as an atheist who enjoys Christmas feasting and drinking as much as most people, perhaps even as much as some Catholic priests, it’s not obvious that religion has anything to do with girth. Yet researchers at Coventry University found that correlation in the UK: Christians and Sikhs are fattest, while atheists and Buddhists are the most trim. It seems a bit odd to me that there is so much curiosity about the obesity of the faithful; I posted on similar research three years past.

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