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Two studies released Wednesday are adding to the growing body of research that religion is good for your health.
A study of 68 Alzheimer's disease patients found that going to church and other religious activities slowed cognitive declines, Canadian researchers reported at a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
And University of Chicago researchers reported that African Americans who strongly believe in God were less likely to be depressed than nonbelievers.
U. of C. psychologist John Cacioppo said belief in God appears to help African Americans overcome the alienation they feel as a result of racial discrimination.
Among whites, who are less likely to suffer discrimination, belief in God did not decrease depression.