The team asked one of the groups to also practice transcendental meditation for 15 to 20 minutes a day, following instructions from meditation experts. Over 5 years (and up to 9 years for some patients), the patients who practiced transcendental meditation on top of standard treatment experienced 47% fewer heart attacks, strokes, and deaths compared with the control group. For comparison, statin drugs, which reduce cholesterol levels, tend to lower the risk of life-threatening events by 30% to 40% relative to existing treatments. Common blood pressure drugs reduce these outcomes by 25% to 30%.
Unfortunately, the effect is not strong enough to change patients' behavior. I wish it were 10 times better than the regular drugs. Darn, and there's no distribution system for it either. yet.
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