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Meditation can lower blood pressure study seen around globe
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28 March 2008
On 28 March 2008 Global Good News reported:
A new University of Kentucky study, which appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, reports that Transcendental Meditation can effectively control high blood pressure without causing the possible negative side effects associated with anti-hypertension drugs. Since the study first appeared, it has been reprinted worldwide including the US, India, and Estonia.
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15 March 2008, ScienceDaily
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15 March 2008, The Cheers, Paikuse, Estonia
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15 March 2008, Boston Globe, Massachusetts, United States
Food for thought
15 March 2008, Thaindian News, Thailand
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17 March 2008, United Press International
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16 March 2008, The Hindu
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16 March 2008, Press TV Tehran, Iran
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17 March 2008, RedOrbit, Texas, United States
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24 March 2008, Hearth and Stroke Foundation
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24 March 2008, Economic Times, India
Does the Middle Way really help?
Nine randomized and controlled trials using Transcendental Meditation (TM) 'as a primary intervention for hypertensive patients' were analyzed.
The study showed that TM helped reduce about 4.7 mm systolic blood pressure and 3.2 mm diastolic blood pressure.
ScienceDaily reported, 'The study's lead author, Dr. James W. Anderson, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, said that blood pressure reductions of this magnitude would be expected to be accompanied by significant reductions in risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease—without drug side effects.'
This new study supports earlier findings that showed TM 'produces a statistically significant reduction in high blood pressure', which other stress reduction techniques did not produce.
The article quoted Dr Anderson as saying, 'Adding Transcendental Medication is about equivalent to adding a second antihypertension agent to one's current regimen only safer and less troublesome.'
According to statistics gathered by the US federal government agency, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having high blood pressure can increase a person's chances of developing many types of problems, including congestive heart failure, stroke, heart and/or kidney disease.
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