“Attending Religious Services Sharply Cuts Risk Of Death, Study Suggests”

Interestingly, the protection against mortality provided by religion cannot be entirely explained by expected factors that include enhanced social support of friends or family, lifestyle choices and reduced smoking and alcohol consumption’ . . . There is something here that we don’t quite understand.

[Link: Attending Religious Services Sharply Cuts Risk Of Death, Study Suggests]

“Something here that we don’t quite understand.” Of course it could be a selection effect or something of the sort, as mentioned in the article. Or maybe there really is something there that they don’t quite understand . . .

Hat Tip: Telic Thoughts

1 thought on ““Attending Religious Services Sharply Cuts Risk Of Death, Study Suggests”

  1. Perhaps the church attendance is not causal but a mutual side effect with the longer life? Perhaps God really does change people?

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