Innate immune, neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress do not predict subsequent compassion meditation practice time.

@article{Pace2010InnateIN,
  title={Innate immune, neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to psychosocial stress do not predict subsequent compassion meditation practice time.},
  author={Thaddeus W W Pace and Lobsang Tenzin Negi and Teresa I Sivilli and Michael J Issa and Steven P. Cole and Daniel D Adame and Charles L. Raison},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={310-5}
}
Increasing data suggest that meditation impacts stress-related physiological processes relevant to health and disease. For example, our group recently reported that the practice of compassion meditation was associated with reduced innate immune (plasma interleukin [IL]-6) and subjective distress responses to a standardized laboratory psychosocial stressor (Trier Social Stress Test [TSST]). However, because we administered a TSST after, but not prior to, meditation training in our initial study… CONTINUE READING

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