Study shows link between regular attendance at religious services and health and longevity

Researchers from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health have published a paper in PLOS ONE that links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality.

The researchers conducted an empirical study on data collected 2004-2014 through the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which surveyed social and economic determinants of mortality in middle-aged and older adults, including religious factors.

“We wanted to link the research on religion—especially religious attendance—into the social determinants of health framework,” says Idler.

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