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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Church Goers Live Longer

This is an interesting report.

Of all the things you can do to add years to your life, the best thing is to go to church.
Add this to the reality that married people live longer and that adds up to a new insurance low risk pool. Where's our discount ?

A new study finds people who attend religious services weekly live longer. Specifically, the research looked at how many years are added to life expectancy based on:

  • Regular physical exercise: 3.0-to-5.1 years
  • Proven therapeutic regimens: 2.1-to-3.7 years
  • Regular religious attendance: 1.8-to-3.1 years

You can read more about it here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Aaron said...

Well, let's all hope that's true. But let's not forget two cardinal rules of statistics.

1.) Correlation does not equal causation. There are four possibilities:
a.) A caused B.
b.) B caused A.
c.) C caused A and B.
d.) A and B are a coincidence.

2.) If a field of research is actually null (nothing left to discover), the discovery of a relationship or correlation is actually nothing more than an accurate measurement of the bias of the test.

In short, these are good reasons why you should never believe some 'new study' that shows a new relationship. It's needs to be thoroughly verified. ;-)

4:19 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger quistian said...

So then, I am going to go to church *and* group ... and to make my remote weigh 20 pounds.
Michael Medved et al. have commented on these sort of things. Pretty neat.

2:48 AM, April 05, 2006  

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