Believing in God could help to combat type 2 diabetes, controversial new research suggests.
Accepting that someone created and now rules the universe encourages sufferers of the deadly condition to adopt a healthier diet.
Feeling safe under God's care makes it easier for patients to plan a healthy diet with their partner, the study claims.
Eating together helps to scrap the urge to consume junk food and products high in sugar that could exacerbate the preventable condition.
Often thought of as harmless, type 2 diabetes is a hidden killer and can lead to heart failure, blindness, kidney disease and leg amputations.
But critics argue the Florida State University findings could be dangerous, and aren't based on enough evidence.
Oliver Jelley, editor of The Diabetes Times, told MailOnline: 'We urge caution over the findings of this controversial research.
'All medical knowledge should be based on established research.'