I'm not a big fan of religion, especially the kind sold in the bible belt of the US. Readers of my novel, Sister Sisteron, might have surmised this fact.
I have discovered a new reason to support the wisdom of avoiding this balderdash. A recent study by Northwestern University proves a correlation between religious observance and obesity in young adults. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/poll/2011/mar/25/obesity-religion?INTCMP=SRCH) It's market research, so it must be ttue.
And, I always thought that Big Sugar, Big Corn, and Big Agriculture were responsible for Americans being over-weight...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.