Medical News Today: Attending religious services may increase lifespan

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The researchers — based at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, GA — were curious about the consequences that religious lifestyles might have on the healthspan and lifespan of middle-aged and older adults. The paper's first author is Ellen L. Idler, Ph.D., a joint-appointed professor in epidemiology from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of sociology. She explains the motivation behind the research, saying, "We wanted to link the research on religion — especially religious attendance — into the social determinants of health framework," says Prof. Idler. To this end, Prof... Read More

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