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César Molina, M.D., F.A.C.C.

César Molina, M.D., F.A.C.C., is Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Molina has recently appeared in the international edition of CNN discussing the benefits of diet and exercise in the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease.

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Q: Does the practice of the Transcendental Meditation program reduce atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries? 

Q: How can the Transcendental Meditation technique affect the physical risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as blood pressure, cholesterol level, and insulin resistance? 

Q: Do you recommend the Transcendental Meditation technique to help reduce the risk factors for heart attack and stroke? 

Q: Do I have to change my diet to get any improvement in coronary risk factors when practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique? 

Q: Can the Transcendental Meditation program lower cholesterol? 

Q: Will practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique reduce the need for statin drugs in lowering cholesterol? 

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