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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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Church-Goers Live Longer

Older Americans, especially women, who attend religious services at least
once a week have a better chance at longevity than those who don’t, according to gerentology study. The risk of dying for frequent church attenders was 46 percent lower than for those attending services less often, even after adjusting for demographic factors, physical- and mental-health conditions, social connections and health practices.

A number of psycho-social and behavioral pathways could be responsible.

First, frequent church-attendees have larger social networks and experience greater
support than infrequent attenders. Greater social support may also have direct effects on
the immune system to fend off disease and facilitate recovery.

Second, frequent religious attendance may foster attitudes of compliance and care for the
physical body.

And, finally, religious attendance is related to lower rates of depression, anxiety, and stress.

What has not been made clear is why women seem to have an edge over men in their survival rates.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

January 17, 2023 at 2:00 am

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