Accepted for Publication: November 3, 2014.
Published Online: February 16, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8081.
Study concept and design: Black, Breen, Irwin.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Black, O’Reilly, Breen, Irwin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Black, Olmstead, Breen, Irwin.
Statistical analysis: Black, O’Reilly, Olmstead, Irwin.
Obtained funding: Black, Irwin.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Black, Breen, Irwin.
Study supervision: Black, Breen, Irwin.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant P30-AG028748 from the University of California, Los Angeles Older Americans Independence Center; grants UL1TR000124 and 1UL1RR033176 from the University of California, Los Angeles Clinical and Translational Science Institute; grant 5T32-MH019925 from the National Institute of Mental Health (Dr Black); grants R01-AG034588, R01-AG026364, R01-CA160245, R01-CA160245-01, R01-CA119159, R01-HL095799, R01-DA032922, R01-DA032922-01, and P30-AG028748 from the National Institutes of Health (Dr Irwin); the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology; the Pettit Family Foundation; and the Furlotti Family Foundation.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank our research assistants Samira Sayari, MPH (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), and Deena Margolin, BS (University of Southern California), the experienced mindfulness teachers Marvin Belzer, PhD, and Diana Winston, BS (both at University of California, Los Angeles), Christian Perez, BS (University of California, Los Angeles), for the performance of NF-κB assays, and the study participants for their time.