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Obesity is a growing health problem for America and it affects Americans of all types. However, there is some survey data which indicates that atheists and agnostics are less likely than Christians to suffer from obesity. We don't have a lot of data on this so it's tough to draw any solid conclusions, but the reasons for this difference and implications it might have would be interesting.

Read Article: Atheists, Agnostics, and Obesity - Who's Fatter, Atheists or Christians?

September 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm
(1) P Smith says:

One can be certain that denial of evolution has a lot to do with this.

The diet of the obese contains mostly processed, sugary and fatty foods, a 50 year old diet.

Canned and frozen foods aren’t much better, a 100 year old diet.

Domesticated mass farmed animals have far more fat than wild animals, a 1000 year old diet.

Domesticated animals and farmed agriculture is a 6000-10000 years old diet.

Major evolutionary change requires approximately 10000 years.

People today are eating more fat and sugar in a single day than gatherer-hunter nomads were eating 10,000 years ago, yet out bodies are exactly the same. We evolved to crave fat and sugar as a survival mechanism at a time when it was rare in the diet. We now have an excess in our diet, but our bodies crave it in the same amount and use it in the same way, storing it for energy. We want it, but we don’t need it.


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