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Greater practice of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques may decrease the risk of cancer. This study found that a greater number of MBSR teachers per capita was associated with a lower rate of colorectal and cervical cancer.

Comment: This is a very preliminary study that is suggestive but not conclusive. It certainly suggests that more research be done in looking at the relationship between meditation and cancer.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Feb 14;15(1):24.    (retrieved Apr, 2015). There are currently 966 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2020 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.