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20 July 2011

Meditation boosts brain health

A new study has shown that the brains of people who regularly meditate shrink less as they age and they have stronger connections in the brain itself.

Following up on previous research showing that people who have practised meditation for a long time have more grey matter in their brains, a small new study finds that their brains also shrink less as they age and they have stronger connections in the brain itself.

"We also found that the normal age-related decline of white-matter tissue is considerably reduced in active meditation practitioners," she added.

Meditation and the brain

 
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