Thursday, November 20, 2008

Attending Religious Services Dec. Risk of Death

ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2008) — A study published by researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, strongly suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent.

The findings were based on data drawn from participants who spanned numerous religious denominations. The research was conducted by Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University, and co-authored by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and population health at Einstein, as an ancillary study of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).

The WHI is a national, long-term study aimed at addressing women’s health issues and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

It reduces stress and other things too.

1 comment:

  1. What the hell? "Reduces the risk of death?" Great wording, though I'm pretty sure everyone has about the same chance of death...100%

    Plus, it doesn't seem like they split believers from the pew-warmers. It's probably just peace of mind that did it, which is accomplished differently for different people.


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