geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Religion and hypertension: testing alternative explanations among immigrants


, : Religion and hypertension: testing alternative explanations among immigrants. Behavioral Medicine 24(3): 122-130

A number of researchers have found that religious commitment has a salutary effect on blood pressure levels. Levin and Vanderpool's review of several of these studies led them to offer some methodological, epistemological, and conceptual criticisms of this body of literature, and they advanced various hypotheses offering possible alternative explanations for the putative salutary effect of religion on blood pressure. In this article, the effect of religious commitment on hypertension among a sample of immigrants is examined with these hypotheses and criticisms in mind. Even when the majority of Levin and Vanderpool's criticisms are addressed, the religion effect remains.

US$19.90

PMID: 9850806

DOI: 10.1080/08964289809596390


Other references

Weinstein, P., 1987: Parasites and parasitoids. Medical Journal of Australia 146(10): 560-560

Hollis C.J.; Rodgers K.A.; Rogers K.M.; Strong C.P., 1999: Southwest Pacific biogeochemical record of the K/ T boundary asteroid impact. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Pages 71

Karaban, R.T.; Prister, B.S.; Aleksakhin, R.M.; Tikhomirov, F.A.; Mishenkov, N.N.; Romanov, G.N.; Naryshkin, M.A., 1977: Aftereffects of ionizing radiation on forest bio geocenoses. Problems and methods of experimental investigation of acute .gamma.-irradiation after-effects on a pine-birch forest in the middle latitudes of the USSR are considered. The data on present state of the problem are discussed.

Evesque, L.; Benezery, K.; Follana, P.; Tuan Falk, A.; Doyen, J.; Reure, J.; Cavaglione, G.; François, E., 2017: Multimodal Therapy of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus With Distant Metastasis: A Single-Institution Experience. Because of the rarity of the condition, studies concerning the management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus with distant metastasis are scarce. The available studies indicate poor outcomes with exclusive chemotherapy. Our aim wa...

Devauchelle-Pensec, Vérie.; D'Agostino, M.Antonietta.; Marion, J.; Lapierre, M.; Jousse-Joulin, S.; Colin, D.; Chary-Valckenaere, I.; Marcelli, C.; Loeuille, D.; Aegerter, P.; Guis, S.; Gaudin, P.; Breban, M.; Saraux, A., 2012: Computed tomography scanning facilitates the diagnosis of sacroiliitis in patients with suspected spondylarthritis: results of a prospective multicenter French cohort study. To assess the performance of computed tomography (CT) scanning for ascertaining sacroiliitis in patients with suspected spondylarthritis (SpA). The Echography in Spondylarthritis French cohort consists of 489 patients with suspected SpA. At baseli...

Cloutier, C., 1986: Amino acid utilization in the aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum infected by the parasitoid Aphidius smithi. Amino acid levels were determined in the honeydew of Acyrthosiphon pisum parasitized by the braconid Aphidius smithi, and compared to those of the holidic diet of the host in order to study the effect of parasitism on amino acid assimilation. Hone...

Plantenga, H.P., 1979: Towards a "professional" style of behavior in the nursing sector. Revue de L'infirmiere 29(8): 18-20

Larson, D.B.; Cypel, Y.S.; Forman, H.P.; Sunshine, J.H., 2005: A comprehensive portrait of teleradiology in radiology practices: results from the American College of Radiology's 1999 Survey. This article presents a comprehensive portrait of the characteristics of teleradiology systems of radiology practices as of 1999. Our purposes are to help profile a rapidly evolving area of radiology that has been underexamined to date and to prov...

Seils, H., 1963: Studies on bovine leucosis. III. The counting of eosinophue leucocytes.. Clots formed in the blood of cows with a haema-tological picture indicative of leucosis after it had been diluted for the ceil count. These clots consisted of eosinophue cells and occurred in most cases within one hour of dilution. No, or minimal,...

Garshelis, D.L.; Johnson, C.B.; Estes, J.A., 1999: Otter-eating orcas. A letter comments on James A. Estes and colleagues' discussion of the link between sea otter decline and killer whale predation in the Aleutian Islands, which appeared in the October 16 issue. The writers discuss the same predation having bee...