Reducing Heart Disease 50% - without statins

A new study carried out at the Medical College of Wisconsin revealed that over the long term, men and women who practice a short, twice daily meditation had almost 50% lower rates of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths compared to non-meditators. The practice's results were so striking, it was as if the participants who meditated were taking a new class of medications, the authors said.

Meanwhile, a study done of college students at the American University in Washington showed that those who meditated reduced blood pressure significantly, lowering their future risk of hypertension by 52%. Not surprisingly, they significantly improved their ability to cope with school and life stresses, and reduced anxiety, depression, and anger.