Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Can Meditation Slow Down Ageing?

Meditate for Healthy Telomeres

The New Scientist  cites a study which suggests meditation can keep you younger longer:

"Meditation might even slow the ageing process. Telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, get shorter every time a cell divides and so play a role in ageing. Clifford Saron of the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis, and colleagues recently showed that levels of an enzyme that builds up telomeres were higher in people who attended a three-month meditation retreat than in a control group (Psychoneuroendocrinology, vol 36, p 664)."

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