Sunday, March 29, 2009

Good music = good health?

“Listening to finer music and attending concerts on a consistent basis makes your real age about four years younger,” says Dr. Michael F. Roizen of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. “Whether that’s due to stress relief or other properties, we see decreases in all-cause mortality, reflecting slower aging of arteries as well as cancer-related and environmental factors. Attending sports events like soccer or football offers none of these benefits.”

Matthew Gurewitsch reports on the new field of "musical pharmacology" in The New York Times: