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New study: Reduced risk factors for heart disease

The M.U.M. Review    Translate This Article
30 October 2006

Faculty members Carolyn King and Ken Walton presented research at the annual meeting of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks showing that the Transcendental Meditation technique can affect a range of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

In their research they devised a method for measuring 'metabolic syndrome' and then used the measure to determine the relative benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique and health education to reduce metabolic syndrome in a high-risk population.

While both interventions lowered blood pressure, those practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique had a relatively greater decrease in triglycerides. In addition, while the health education group showed no change in HDL cholesterol (the 'good cholesterol'), the meditating group had a significant increase.

Their research was highlighted in a press release sent out by the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks.

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