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Transcendental Meditation research: Reduction in heart-related deaths has relevance for veterans

Operation Warrior Wellness    Translate This Article
3 February 2012

Studies on cardiovascular disease show a number of beneficial effects of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US has provided over $26 million in grants to study these effects.

This research is now also drawing interest because of its relevance to veterans suffering from PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress). PTS is associated with greater risk of heart attacks.

See previous articles in this series:
Transcendental Meditation highly effective in treating cardiovascular disease, help for veterans with PTS.
Reduction of atherosclerosis through Transcendental Meditation: More findings of importance for veterans

In a five-year study funded by NIH, 201 men and women (average age 59) with narrowing of cardiovascular arteries were randomly assigned to either a TM group or a control group.

The TM group experienced a 47 percent reduction in heart attacks, strokes, and mortality—with none of the negative side effects of antihypertensive medications. (Archives of Internal Medicine, in press)

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 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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