Can Meditation Reduce Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack or Stroke? Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention Study

Published: Nov 15, 2012

The list of health benefits attributed to meditation keeps on growing. Last year, I detailed how mindfulness meditation can help people manage pain, stress, and overeating and even led to the growth of brain regions associated with improved memory and emotional regulation. Now, a new clinical trial has found that transcendental meditation -- which involves focusing on a sound or mantra -- can lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in African-American heart disease patients who practiced the technique for 20 minutes a day.

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