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Religions 2014, 5(3), 801-813; doi:10.3390/rel5030801
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Faith, Food and Fettle: Is Individual and Neighborhood Religiosity/Spirituality Associated with a Better Diet?

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1 Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan 46150, Malaysia 2 School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Queensland 4014, Australia
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Received: 29 May 2014 / Revised: 18 July 2014 / Accepted: 4 August 2014 / Published: 14 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Religions and Health Care)
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Abstract

Diet is an important contributor to many non-communicable diseases. Religion and spirituality (R/S) has a salutary effect on physical health, and one of the possible links between R/S and positive health outcomes is a better diet. Religious neighborhoods might also play a role in influencing the adoption of a healthier diet. Suggestions for future research in R/S and diet are included.
Keywords: religion; religiosity; spirituality; health; diet religion; religiosity; spirituality; health; diet
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Tan, M.-M.; Chan, C.K.; Reidpath, D.D. Faith, Food and Fettle: Is Individual and Neighborhood Religiosity/Spirituality Associated with a Better Diet? Religions 2014, 5, 801-813.

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