Most Christians would not deny that they feel better after attending their weekly worship service and past research bears that out. Now, a Harvard University research study shows that regular church attendance can improve overall health and help people live longer.

Professor Tyler J. VanderWeele and colleagues at Harvard conducted a 20-year study that suggests attending religious services brings better physical and mental health. Adults who go to church once a week have a significantly lower risk of dying in the 10 and a half years after they begin regular attendance, the study found. READ MORE