dearJulius.com Write For Us

Religion May Be Potent Medicine

SHARE:


By HealthDay News

Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps.

Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious connections lived nearly four years longer than those with no religious ties.

That four-year increase was calculated after the researchers accounted for gender and marital status, two factors that have a strong effect on life span.

"Religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life," study lead author Laura Wallace said in a university news release. She's a doctoral student in psychology.

The study can't prove a direct cause-and-effect relationship. But the research team noted that many of the religiously affiliated people also volunteered and belonged to social organizations, which previously have been linked to living longer.

"The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives," said study co-author Baldwin Way, an associate professor of psychology.

Way noted that the rules and norms of many religions restrict unhealthy practices such as alcohol and drug use, and promiscuity.

Also, "many religions promote stress-reducing practices that may improve health, such as gratitude, prayer or meditation," he said.

The study was published online June 13 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

More information
The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion outlines how to protect your health as you age.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Body & Mind,3,Fitness,20,Health,1450,Weight Loss,3,Wellness,2,
ltr
item
Health - U.S. Daily News: Religion May Be Potent Medicine
Religion May Be Potent Medicine
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AIS7h41je-E/WyHi6pmNHTI/AAAAAAAAumM/AWqYOTCjc24YN5-l9-NT-sfbUTc6qdy5ACLcBGAs/s1600/3.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AIS7h41je-E/WyHi6pmNHTI/AAAAAAAAumM/AWqYOTCjc24YN5-l9-NT-sfbUTc6qdy5ACLcBGAs/s72-c/3.jpg
Health - U.S. Daily News
https://health.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/religion-may-be-potent-medicine.html
https://health.dailynews.us.com/
https://health.dailynews.us.com/
https://health.dailynews.us.com/2018/06/religion-may-be-potent-medicine.html
true
6734990777582388991
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy