Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators

@article{Jacobs2011IntensiveMT,
  title={Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators},
  author={T. L. Jacobs and E. Epel and Jue Lin and E. Blackburn and Clifford D. Saron},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={664-681}
}
  • T. L. Jacobs, E. Epel, +2 authors Clifford D. Saron
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • BACKGROUND Telomerase activity is a predictor of long-term cellular viability, which decreases with chronic psychological distress (Epel et al., 2004). Buddhist traditions claim that meditation decreases psychological distress and promotes well-being (e.g., Dalai Lama and Cutler, 2009). Therefore, we investigated the effects of a 3-month meditation retreat on telomerase activity and two major contributors to the experience of stress: Perceived Control (associated with decreased stress) and… CONTINUE READING

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