religiosity and health

14 Nov
Religion

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Religion Improves Health?

Persons attending religious services are less depressed and have an higher longevity than those who do not.
This association between religiosity and health has been discovered by the analysis of the women’s health initiative study, the same study which discovered the link between post menopausal hormonal replacement therapy and breast cancer. But the first association was far less broadcasted in the media than the latest. 92,395 women were followed during an average of 7,7 years to obtain this non surprising result: believing in god could increase the well-being, at least for women.
The trend is discussed in two other blogs:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-religious-depression.html

http://longevity.about.com/od/longevityboosters/a/religion_life.htm

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