Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Religion May Help Extend Your Life

Religion May Help Extend Your Life

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter
Wednesday, November 26, 2008; 12:00 AM

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Attending a weekly religious service, regardless of your faith, may lower your risk of death by 20 percent compared to people who don't attend services, researchers are reporting.

Wow, that's pretty cool! So is an atheist's risk of death still at 100%?


JimAroo said...

I used to ask people what was the difference between the death rates for smokers and non smokers..They would say they didn't know but it must be substantial. I would then say the difference was zero. Both the smokers and the non smokers had a 100% death rate. I figured out after a while that nobody likes a smart aleck so I stopped asking.

R.A. said...

Wow...that reminds me of that Reader's Digest article that said that taking high doses of the wrong vitamins would increase your risk of death. These are heavy thoughts indeed...