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Universities conducting NIH-funded research
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24 December 2007
The National Institutes of Health [in the United States] has granted more than $24 million over the past 18 years to study the effects of the Transcendental Meditation program on cardiovascular disease. The following is a listing of universities where recent studies have been conducted on Transcendental Meditation.
Please see also a summary of this research.
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles
The effects of Transcendental Meditation on cardiovascular disease in coronary heart disease patients with metabolic syndrome.
Published in the American Medical Association's Archives of Internal Medicine, July 2006
Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta
The effects of Transcendental Meditation in older African American women at risk for heart disease.
Findings presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, March 2006
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles
A study on the mechanisms of atherosclerosis—the effects of Transcendental Meditation on the sympathetic nervous system and the functioning of the arterial endothelium in African Americans; and (2) The effects of Transcendental Meditation on carotid atherosclerosis.
Published in the American Heart Association's Stroke.
University of California, Irvine
The effects of Transcendental Meditation on brain functioning, stress, and pain as shown by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Published in Neuroreport, August 2006
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
(1) The effects of Transcendental Meditation on the prevention of hypertension in African Americans; and (2) The effects of Transcendental Meditation on morbidity and mortality in African Americans with heart disease.
Update: The NIH recently awarded another $2 million to continue the study for another four years (for a total of 8 years).
University of Iowa
The effects of the multimodality approach of TM and Ayurvedic medicine on coronary disease.
Findings presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, March 2006.
University of Pennsylvania
The effects of Transcendental Meditation on congestive heart failure.
Submitted for publication.
University of Hawaii
The effects of Transcendental Meditation in slowing hardening of the arteries in older, high-risk native Hawaiians.
Submitted for publication.
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