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Actually, poor people are more likely to be overweight/obese. The junk with all the extra fats, sodium, sugar etc. is cheaper than healthy food. In addition, in the inner cities, there are many "food deserts", where there are no real supermarkets with fresh produce and meats, just convenience stores with limited choices of preservative, sugar, fat and sodium-laden processed food. If that's your only choice, you are going to eat poorly.
People who are under-educated also tend to be poor, and they tend to have children who are subsequently under-educated as well-- and who end up ... poor.
And still another: the average level of education within the membership of any given religious brand, appears to correlate directly with how fundamentalist the religious-brand is.
That is-- the more fundie a church is, the **more** likely that it's membership is mostly (if not entirely) not-educated much, if at all.
And also that they are mostly poor.
And .... overweight too.
It all goes together like a sad little oppressive puzzle.
Religion has these beautiful (if empty) promises of magical wish-granting and other nonsense.
Who more gullible than someone who is desperately poor, not very educated, and living in horrid conditions too?
I feel sad for them.