India’s most famous saint, Sri Sri Rama, died in 1877, leaving behind a legacy of teachings that today can be traced back to the earliest Hindu religious scriptures.
A few centuries later, there was a revival of Buddhism in India, and it was the Hinduism of Mahabharata that gained its popularity in the 19th century.
In recent years, the resurgence of Hinduism has been linked to the rise of militant Islamist groups like ISIS, who seek to impose a strict version of Islamic law in Muslim-majority areas.
But now, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE by an international team of scientists has found that Islamic belief and practice in India may have a very long-term impact on health.
Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle analyzed the health of more than 4,000 Muslims living in India and compared their health outcomes with that of the general population.
The researchers found that, although the number of Muslims in India is small, they are among the healthiest people in the world, with a life expectancy that is roughly double that of Western nations.
The researchers found the health impact of religious belief in India to be moderate to large, and they concluded that religious belief is a significant determinant of health.
They suggest that the health benefits of religious observance may not be as apparent for people who are more religious, or who have a higher proportion of Muslims among their household members.
“These findings show that religious observances and practice may have long-lasting effects on health,” the study authors wrote.
“It appears that the number and quality of religious groups in India contributes to health benefits in general.”
Religious observance in India has been on the rise for some time, and the researchers found a significant rise in the number, frequency and size of religious gatherings and gatherings.
The authors also found that there is evidence of a positive association between increased religiosity and lower levels of disease and mortality in India.
“This positive relationship between religious practice and health in India suggests that increased religious observancy is linked to improved health,” they wrote.
“The study’s finding that the association between religious practices and health is moderate to strong suggests that the benefits of increased religinity may be less evident for people with a lower proportion of religious adherents.”
This finding is in line with the idea that religious affiliation in the United States and elsewhere is linked, in part, to increased life expectancy and lower rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the authors.