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Go to church, live longer

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Religious services aren't just good for your soul, they can be good for your health, too. 

A new study by the American Medical Association found people who attend church more often, stay alive longer. 

People in the study who went to religious services more than once a week were 33 percent less likely to die, compared to those who never attended services. 

Those who went to church once a week saw their odds of dying go down 26 percent.

The reason? Researchers say people who attended services were more likely to quit smoking, give up drinking, and overcome depression.

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