'Mindfulness' Meditation Alters Gene Expression, Study Suggests

December 10, 2013 8:27 AM

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'Mindfulness' Meditation Alters Gene Expression, Study Suggests

It's no secret that mindfulness meditation -- a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment -- can ease emotional stress. And evidence is mounting that mindfulness also may have key benefits for your physical health -- from lowering blood pressure to helping curb addiction.

But a new study conducted by researchers working in Wisconsin, Spain, and France shows that mindfulness can even affect your genes. Specifically, the study shows that mindfulness can limit the "expression" of genes associated with inflammation.

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