10-06-2010, 06:11 AM
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| | Having Faith 'helps patients live longer', Study Suggests
Having faith 'helps patients live longer', study suggests - Telegraph
Research into liver transplant patients found those who were actively “seeking God” had a better survival rate than those who did not hold religious beliefs, regardless of which faith they held. |
They found some patients were up to three times more likely to survive by having a “strong religious connection”, even if they didn't attend church.
The study, published in the journal Liver Transplantation, adds weight to previous studies that showed how religion and faith can “influence disease progression”.
Dr Franco Bonaguidi, who led the study, said the study found patients with “high religious coping” who actively sought “God's help” and trusted their beliefs had a “more prolonged post-transplant survival than patients with low religiosity”.
“We found that an active search for God, (where) the patient's faith in a higher power rather than a generic destiny, had a positive impact on patient survival,” he said.
God, be merciful to me!
Help Thou my unbelief!
Let me see in Him that Thou would have me see in my fellow man.
Let me see in my brother that I see in Him whom I worship.
John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law?
Remember, always, the Angels wish...Selah!