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Study Claims Church Attendance Can Help You Live Longer

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jun 21
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A new study claims that church attendance is good for your health; those who attend services experience less stress and enjoy longer lives. 

Vanderbilt University professor and Baptist minister Marino Bruce spearheaded the study, alongside Keith Norris, a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. 

Bruce said, “We found in our study that actually attending church is actually good for your health, particularly for those who are between the ages of 40 and 65.” 

He continued, “For those who did not attend church at all, they were twice as likely to die prematurely than those who did who attended church at some point over the last year.” 

According to the research, middle-aged adults who attend a church, synagogue, mosque, or other house of worship reduce their mortality rate by 55 perfect. This data was gathered from 5,449 participants of both sexes and all races. 

The research might suggest that there is a connection between spiritual health and biological outcomes. 


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