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Published: 17 January 2002

320 Pages | 3 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195143607

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The Link between Religion and Health

Psychoneuroimmunology and the Faith Factor

Edited by Harold G. Koenig and Harvey J. Cohen

This book is the first to present new medical research establishing a connection between religion and health. It examines the subsequent implications for Eastern and Western religious traditions and for society and culture.
The contributors argue that religious involvement and belief can affect certain neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms, and that these mechanisms, in turn, positively affect a wide variety of health outcomes.