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Religious Men Less Prone to Heart Attacks Than the Non-religious

Religious men are less likely to suffer from a heart attack than the non-religious, according to a study conducted at the Tel Hashomer Medical Center here. The finding will be revealed in a paper by Dr. Mitchell Sneider of the Bar Ilan University Computer Center which will be read to the fifth Israel Conference of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists opening tomorrow in Jerusalem.

The Tel Hashomer study, conducted by Prof. Henry Neufeld and Dr. Jack Medalie, was made of 10,000 Israeli males over 40 years old during the last five years. Sneider fed the information into the Bar Ilan computer and got the surprising results. The study also found in addition to age, obesity, blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and certain diseases, heart trouble was also influenced by blood type, country of origin, and love for one’s wife.