Posted on Monday, 23 May, 2011 | 31 comments| News tip by: Karlis
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Researchers have discovered a correlation between religious beliefs and brain degradation in adults.
Based on a study of over 250 people aged between 58 and 84 the researchers found that those who identified themselves as born-again or who believed they'd undergone a religious experience were more likely to suffer from an increased level of atrophy in the brain than those who hadn't.
"Faith can open your mind but it can also cause your brain to shrink at a different rate, research suggests."