Yoga can help improve well being of women with breast cancer

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Researchers suggest that breast cancer patients who practice yoga, experience better quality of life.

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted the study on 191 women with breast cancer. The sample was split into three groups: yoga, simple stretching and neither.

The results of the research depicted that women undergoing radiation therapy and who have also enrolled in yoga exercises like breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques, experienced improved ability to engage in their daily activities, less stress and fatigue, better regulation of stress hormone cortisol and overall wellbeing.

The study has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

(With Agency inputs)