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Abstract Title:

A meta-analytic review of the effects of mindfulness meditation on telomerase activity.

Abstract Source:

Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Apr ;42:45-8. Epub 2014 Jan 7. PMID: 24636500

Abstract Author(s):

Nicola S Schutte, John M Malouff

Article Affiliation:

Nicola S Schutte

Abstract:

The enzyme telomerase, through its influence on telomere length, is associated with health and mortality. Four pioneering randomized control trials, including a total of 190 participants, provided information on the effect of mindfulness meditation on telomerase. A meta-analytic effect size of d=0.46 indicated that mindfulness meditation leads to increased telomerase activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These results suggest the need for further large-scale trials investigating optimal implementation of mindfulness meditation to facilitate telomerase functioning.

Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Therapeutic Actions : Meditation : CK(334) : AC(36)

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