(AP) $8 million University of Michigan study to probe health-religion ties

University of Michigan researchers will interview 3,000 American adults as part of an $8 million study of how religion and health are related, the school announced Tuesday.

The John Templeton Foundation is financing the study, which seeks to establish “solid explanations for why religion has both positive and negative effects on human physiology,” the Ann Arbor school said in a statement.

Public health professor Neal Krause and four colleagues from other schools will conduct the study.

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