Active faith helps transplant patients survive, medical researchers find
Catholic World News - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,944 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!