Study: Going to Church Could Help You Live Longer
Going to church could help you live longer. That's according to research part of a Nurses' Health Study.
Going to church could help you live longer. That’s according to research part of a Nurses’ Health Study.
Everyone has a different motivation to practice their own faith. Now this study if giving another reason to get to church on Sunday and your life may depend on it.
No matter the reason, one study is linking a life-saving benefit. The study looked at 75,000 middle aged female nurses in the country. Over a span of 20 years, women who went to church more than once a week had a 33 percent lower risk of death compared to those who never went. The criticism to this correlation points out maybe it’s just that healthy people go to church.
This study also links regular attendance with other benefits like lower rates of depression and decreased likelihood of smoking.
Most women in the study were protestant or catholic. It’s unclear on if there’s a similar association with other religions like Islam or Judaism.
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