Largest Clinical trial on yoga used biological measures just released from embargo

Upheld in embargo until 1-27-14, at 4p.m., the largest known randomized, controlled clinical trial that includes biological measures looks at the medical benefits of yoga  says study author, Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser.

New research proves that with as little as three months of practice, yoga can reduce inflammation and fatigue. The more the practice, the better the results.

Researchers recruited a total of 200 women for the study. Not a small number for any clinical trial.

Specific details for breast cancer patients who have completed their treatment regimen were examined and improvement in a qualitative manner was revealed.

 “Yoga has many parts to it – meditation, breathing, stretching and strengthening. We think the breathing and meditation components were really important in terms of some of the changes we were seeing.” Kiecolt-Glaser said.

The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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