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.

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.

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.