Yoga Offers Cancer Relief, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Study
Published: May 19, 2011
Breast cancer patients who practice yoga experience lower stress and improved quality of life compared to counterparts who do stretching exercises, a US study indicated. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center studied 163 women with an average age of 52 who were undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer, ranging from early onset to stage three. The women were randomly assigned to one of three groups -- yoga, simple stretching and no instruction in either.