Meditation Might Slow Age-Related Loss of Gray Matter in the Brain

Excellent post on the positive correlation between meditation and brain health

Health Secrets of a SuperAger

Regular readers know that I feel strongly about the positive link between exercise and brain health. Similarly, I had a post yesterday on the benefits of Omega-3’s and brain health. Now comes Neuroscience News with a report that further cerebral benefits may be gleaned by meditation – giving us a three-pronged attack against cognitive declines. Hear! Hear!

New brain research findings suggest long-term meditation may lead to less age-related gray matter atrophy in the human brain.

Since 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That’s the good news.

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Brain scans of meditators and non-meditators. Areas of the brain affected by aging (in red) are fewer and less widespread in people who meditate, bottom row, than in people who don’t meditate. Negative correlations between local gray matter and age. Displayed are maximum intensity projections superimposed onto the SPM…

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