The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has released a study that suggests there is a clear link between spending time at church and lower blood pressure. The study was part of a larger health study called HUNT. According to the findings, the more time in church , the better.
“We found that the more often HUNT participants went to church, the lower their blood pressure, even when we controlled for a number of other possible explanatory factors,” says Torgeir Sørensen, a PhD candidate from the School of Theology and Religious Psychology Centre at Sykehuset Innlandet (Inland Hospital).
While only 4% of Norwegians go to church the study echos similar findings of studies done in the US where church attendance is about 40%.
I bet these studies didn’t include the pastors themselves. :)
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