A recent medical study has shown that creating music reduces stress levels in people with coronary heart disease. It also found that active music making was more effective effective than than reading a book for the same length of time. To read more about this research go to Neuro-music news website, 7th March edition.
Med Sci Monit 2013 Feb 25;19:139-47
Recreational music-making alters gene expression pathways in patients with coronary heart disease
Authors: Bittman B, Croft DT Jr, Brinker J, van Laar R, Vernalis MN, Ellsworth DL
Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA, USA