DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – Can going to church make you fat?

New research found that young adults who attend weekly church activities are fifty-percent more likely to be obese by middle age.

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Researchers at Northwestern University say it could be because of activities like church potlucks.  But North Texas weight consultant Alma Hall says faith has nothing to do with weight.

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Previous studies have shown that religious people tend to live longer.  Hall says weight has much more to do with a healthy lifestyle than church attendance.