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Reduction of atherosclerosis through Transcendental Meditation: More findings of importance for veterans

Operation Warrior Wellness    Translate This Article
31 January 2012

In addition to reducing smoking, blood pressure, and cholesterol, another study shows that the Transcendental Meditation technique also reverses the development of atherosclerosis.

See previous article in this series: Transcendental Meditation highly effective in treating cardiovascular disease, help for veterans with PTS.

This study is part of the large body of published research, supported by the (US) National Institutes of Health, that has shown the Transcendental Meditation Technique to be highly effective in treating cardiovascular disease. Because Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) is associated with greater risk of heart attacks, the findings are especially important for veterans.

Patients at risk for cardiovascular disease who learned Transcendental Meditation showed significantly reduced carotid artery wall thickness after nine months, a surrogate measure of reduced atherosclerotic plaque, compared to health education controls who participated in classes on conventional lifestyle modification. (Stroke 31(3):568–573, 2000)

Click here to learn more about research related to veterans' cardiovascular health.

Global Good News will continue to report on research on the Transcendental Meditation program related to reduction of cardiovascular disease in veterans.

Click here for more about Operation Warrior Wellness—an initiative of the David Lynch Foundation to help combat veterans overcome the debilitating effects of traumatic stress through Transcendental Meditation.

© Copyright 2012 David Lynch Foundation

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