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Belief in God=Less Stress

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One study finds believing in a higher power may help fend off anxiety.

The research from the University of Toronto found the brains of religious people reacted differently to anxiety than those of non-believers.

Researchers measured the brain activity of a group of people while they were taking a cognitive test.

Compared to non-believers, the religious group showed less activity in a portion of the brain that fires up when we make a mistake or feel uncertainty.

Those with the strongest belief in god had the smallest reaction to stress.

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