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Meditation can lower blood pressure, study shows
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15 March 2008
On 15 March 2008 Science Daily 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.
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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.
Science Daily 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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