Meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

Researchers in Canada found evidence to suggest that support groups that encourage meditation and yoga can actually alter the cellular activity of cancer survivors.

The team found that telomeres - the  protein caps at the end of chromosomes that determine how quickly cells age - stayed the same length in cancer survivors who took part in support groups or meditated over three months, whereas the telomeres of cancer survivors who didn’t participate in these groups shortened.

Here's the study in Cancer and the report in Science Alert.

 

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