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Meditation and Gene Expression

Meditation and Gene Expression
5/2/13 3:29 PM
Below is a link to a recently published study regarding the positive effects of meditation. A breif description:

All of the subjects' blood samples revealed changes in gene expression following meditation. The changes were the exact opposite of what occurs during flight or fight: genes associated with energy metabolism, mitochondrial function, insulin secretion,
and telomere maintenance were turned on, while those involved in inflammation were turned off. These effects were more pronounced and consistent for long-term practitioners.

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RE: Meditation and Gene Expression
5/2/13 5:09 PM as a reply to Brian Eleven.
A much less scientific summary is available here