A meta-analytic review of the effects of mindfulness meditation on telomerase activity
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The enzyme telomerase, through its influence on telomere length, is associated with health and mortality. Four pioneering randomized control trials, including a total of 190 participants, provided information on the effect of mindfulness meditation on telomerase. A meta-analytic effect size of d=0.46 indicated that mindfulness meditation leads to increased telomerase activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These results suggest the need for further large-scale trials investigating optimal implementation of mindfulness meditation to facilitate telomerase functioning.

Author(s): 
Schutte, Nicola S.
Malouff, John M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Publication Date: 
2014-04
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
45-48
Volume: 
42
ISSN: 
1873-3360
DOI: 
10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.12.017
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24636500

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Nicola S. Schutte and John M. Malouff. 2014-04. "A meta-analytic review of the effects of mindfulness meditation on telomerase activity." Psychoneuroendocrinology 42: 45-48. 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.12.017.

Wikipedia Citation

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