New Study Finds Daily Meditation Lowers Risks for Heart Patients

A recent study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, found that patients with existing heart disease who meditated daily for 5-years, compared to a control group, had a 47 percent lower risk of heart attacks, stokes, and death. The meditating group performed even better than those taking statin drugs. The authors of the study attribute the benefits of meditation to its effect on lowering blood pressure and stress hormones in the body. (ScienceNOW Daily News 16 November 2009)

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