The post that was quoted here has been removedOr maybe fat people are unhappy and unhappy people turn to God.
Originally posted by PalynkaIts funny how, in the articles it says:
Correlation not causality.
lead investigator from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Matthew Feinstein said: "We don't know why frequent religious participation is associated with development of obesity.
Religion makes people obese, claims study
Originally posted by twhiteheadand after they turn to god they cease being unhappy so they should not be obese anymore?
Or maybe fat people are unhappy and unhappy people turn to God.
More likely, there are many more complex reasons for the correlation. For example, I am sure both attributes correlate with wealth, race, urbanization, political affiliation, education, and culture.
Originally posted by ZahlanziNo, why would that happen?
and after they turn to god they cease being unhappy so they should not be obese anymore?
Originally posted by Palynka"Scientific reporting" is an oxymoron. You should rather say "reporting on science".
In other words, the daily bread and butter in scientific reporting...
The post that was quoted here has been removedI also didn't find a link to the study. I found out that Matthew Feinstein is a medical student. Given my experience with such medical studies and their use of statistics, I would be very surprised if their empirical methodologies are sound. Maybe that's also why he seem to stress his result much.