Adventists and What They Mean to You
by Atoday News Team
THROUGH EDUCATION WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE !
World Life Expectancy is the latest in a series of Educational Experiences developed by LeDuc Media. The Site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on this important subject through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use.
The following is exerpted from World Life Expectancy website – read more, to see what a non-Adventist says about Adventists.
It is simply an irrefutable scientific fact that the uniqueness of the Adventist population has allowed and will continue to allow the discovery of relationships between certain lifestyle behaviors, health and disease that are not easily determined from other populations. It is for this reason we decided to learn more about them and we are pleased to share some of our research with you. We think you'll be as amazed as we were when you discover where so much of what we accept as basic truth about our health comes from and who the people are that provided that information. We also believe that those who give so generously of themselves to help others deserve to be recognized for what they do and the contribution the Adventists have made to global health, over such a long period of time, makes them worthy of being singled out in this regard. We hope you agree and will join us in saluting these healthy, happy people for the contribution they've made to each of our lives.
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE ADVENTISTS
The first major study of Adventists that benefits us today is known as the Adventist Mortality Study. It began in 1960 and consisted of 22,940 California Adventists. It entailed an intensive 5-year follow-up and a more informal 25-year follow-up. The study (1960–1965) indicated that Adventist men lived 6.2 years longer than non-Adventist men in a concurrent American Cancer Society Study and Adventist women had a 3.7-year advantage over their counterparts.
A PRODUCT OF THEIR RICH HISTORY
From the very beginning, Adventists have focused on the importance of education and healthcare in improving people's lives. They have championed the poor all over the world and were leaders in the early days of the civil rights movement here in the United States. Read more.