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Study briefs, 5/24: Stress-reducing relaxation may improve life expectancy
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26 May 2005
On 26 May 2005 Journalstar.com reported:
The question: Research has shown that mental relaxation techniques such as Transcendental Meditation (TM) can reduce stress and help lower blood pressure. Might this allow people to live longer? The article, in its question-and-answer format, was originally published in the Washington Post and continues to be reprinted in newspapers and websites, like the Journalstar.com, across the US.
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The article reviewed the newest research on TM, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology. The study followed the death statistics of 202 seniors with elevated blood pressure who, in two previous studies, had been randomly selected to learn TM, learn other relaxation techniques, or take health education classes. The group that learned TM was seen to have 'about 30 per cent fewer deaths from cardiovascular disease and 23 per cent fewer deaths overall'.
The article went on to recommend that people suffering from high blood pressure check with their doctor to see about learning meditation.
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