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Want to live for ever? January 5, 2009

Posted by Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy in Weekly Update.
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Try religion.

A HHS Healthbeat segment from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises “spiritual living.”¬† A researcher at Yeshiva University looked at eight years of data on 92,000 people in the Women’s Health Initiative database, supported by the National Institutes of Health (that’s the database, not the researcher).

The researcher said: “Those women who said they¬† attended religious services at least once per week had a 20 percent reduced risk of dying.”

If you want to know more (and who doesn’t want to reduce the risk of dying?), go to http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2009/01/20090102a.html.