February 5, 2015

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain, say UCLA researchers

(Feb.5, '15) Since 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that starting when people are in their mid-to-late-20s, the brain begins to wither — its volume and weight begin to decrease. As this occurs, the brain can begin to lose some of its functional abilities.