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

@article{Schutte2014AMR,
  title={A meta-analytic review of the effects of mindfulness meditation on telomerase activity},
  author={Nicola S. Schutte and John M. Malouff},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={45-48}
}
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… Expand
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