Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meditation reduces inflammation

Currently in the news, mindfulness meditation was shown to reduce the IL-6 marker of inflammation, with suspiciously little training (a 3 day intensive program).  The study was unusual both due to the brevity as well as the use of a control group with a sham treatment in the form of relaxation training.  Few participants continued to practice, so it's a little bizarre that they got results 4 months later.

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