New Research Suggests Meditation Could Lower Risk of Heart Disease

October 3rd, 2017

Relax, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a statement on the effects of meditation on the heart. For research, “AHA experts reviewed dozens studies analyzing eight different types of meditation and their effects on various heart disease risk factors and outcomes, from heart attack to blood pressure, stress, atherosclerosis and smoking cessation.” Although the study is not conclusive, research shows meditation has health benefits.

“Our clear message is that meditation may be a reasonable [additional] intervention, but we specifically do not want people to rely on meditation or other such adjunctive interventions in place of proven therapies,” says Dr. Glenn Levine, who is also professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. To read the entire article, click here. To learn more about mindful meditation, click here.