Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

meditation-image-51Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia completed a study that suggests that young adults who practice meditation could lower their risk of developing heart disease in the future. Participants in the study who practiced eight months of transcendental meditation demonstrated an increased ability for blood vessel dilation, indicating improved cardiovascular health. This effect is similar to that generated by lipid lowering drugs, suggesting a groundbreaking non-medication based treatment for high blood pressure in teens. Researchers cautioned high-risk young adults that health prevention activities like meditation, exercise, and healthy eating are a must in order to ensure their future cardiovascular well-being.