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Active faith helps transplant patients survive, medical researchers find

August 13, 2010

A study of liver-transplant recipients in Italy has found that those with a strong religious faith had a markedly better chance of long-term survival.

The study by the Pisa National Research Council followed 179 transplant patients for 4 years, and found that the mortality rate was three times higher among the non-religious patients. The study included a detailed questionnaire about religious beliefs and practices, to distinguish between a pro forma claim of religious affiliation and an active religious faith.


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