MedicineNet.com - We Bring Doctor's Knowledge to You One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young Say someone came up to you selling a dietary supplement—a pill that you take once a day—that could boost your energy, improve your body’s ability to repair its DNA, and keep you healthier as you get older. It might sound like a scam, or more likely just another in a sea of confusing, undifferentiated claims that make up the $20 billion dollar supplement industry. But let’s say that someone is MIT’s Lenny Guarente, one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of aging research. The Scientist And The Startup Cofounding a supplement company seems an unlikely career move for someone like Guarente, a man who is one of the most well-respected scientists in his field. "My biggest hope is that we can make available to people something that is currently unavailable, and that it will have a positive impact on their health," Guarente says. "The fundamental question was: Are there other natural products out there that could be meaningful? The Future Of Dietary Supplements
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Equator > Home Whittle Surgery County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain Data from 47 different clinical trials finds meditation is as effective as antidepressants. A medical journal review has found that just 30 minutes daily meditation can improve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included studies with a total of 3,515 participants (Goyal et al., 2014). All of the research involved active control groups so it was possible to discount the placebo effect. The placebo effect occurs when people expect to get better–sometimes simply as a result of being in a study–and so they do. Studies with active control groups, though, can help discount the placebo effect as the treatment can be compared with a group who have similar expectations. Meditation is more than relaxation Participants in this review had had at least 4 hours of instruction in a form of meditation, such as mindfulness or mantra-based programs. Madhav Goyal M.D. explained: No side-effects Image credit: c_liecht
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