daily meditation may reduce heart attacks, stroke and death among african americans with heart disease.
a new study compared the results of patients who either attended a health education class or practiced twice daily meditation over five years.
the meditation group was 48-percent less likely to have a cardiac event or die from any cause.
those who meditated also lowered their blood pressure and said they felt less stress and anger than health education group.
researchers say the more regularly patients meditated, the greater their survival.