… in which case Deepak Chopra would be a serial offender. Here is one (among many) of his scientific distortions:1
… and here is a summary of the REAL finding:
The small number of participants (35) makes the study statistically uncertain. That is why the co-senior author of the article has said that
the finding “needs to be confirmed by larger studies.”
Ten of the 35 patients embarked on a lifestyle change that included — as the picture clearly shows — FOUR categories, of which meditation was only ONE OF SEVERAL OPTIONS for the stress management category.
The study does not distinguish between the four categories, nor between yoga-based stretching, breathing, and meditation options of the third category. It is very possible that the elimination of meditation could have resulted in the same outcome for the study!
- Click on either picture to go to its source. ↩