Prof Franco Berrino, an Italian Medical Doctor and epidemiologist specialised in nutrition and oncology explains, during an interesting conference – how Yoga and Meditation inhibit the genes of inflammation, shaping immune cell gene expression and thus preventing diseases.

He talks about an interesting study that shows how Kirtan Kriya Kundalini Meditation leads to reduced activity of the pro-inflammatory nuclear factor (NF)-κB and leads to increased activity of Interferon Response Factors IRF, reversal of patterns previously linked to stress.

The study concludes that “A brief daily yogic meditation intervention may reverse the pattern of increased NF-κB-related transcription of pro-inflammatory cytokines and decreased IRF1-related transcription of innate antiviral response genes previously observed in healthy individuals confronting a significant life stressor”.

Read here the full study on the US National Library of Medicine

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