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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Why are we so fat?

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Not long ago Slate listed some unexpected possible reasons for the alleged obesity epidemic, including prescription medications, lack of sleep, and air conditioning. But there are more . . .

 

 

 

 

  • Some of us are Baptists. Purdue sociologist Ken Ferraro finds that even when you control for living in the South (supposedly the home of unhealthy eating habits), "Baptists are more likely to be obese" than are members of other denominations.

 

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