Year: 1991 Source: JAMA, v.265, no.18, (May 8, 1991), p.2352-2359 SIEC No: 19910600

This study compared mortality among Loma Linda University (LLU) & University of Southern California (USC) medical school graduates & white American men. Medical graduates had lower mortality rates for all causes, although deaths due to cerebrovascular disease, airplane accidents & suicides were elevated for USC. The mortality rate of LLU was lower than USC, which the authors attribute to the life style of the many Seventh-day Adventists among LLU graduates. (VM)