Yoga Could Help Breast Cancer Survivors

Yoga May Reduce Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

 

Yoga may help breast cancer survivors beat the debilitating fatigue and sleep problems that often follow toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, a new study shows. “Even some years out from breast cancer treatment, anywhere from 30 to 40 percent of women report substantial levels of fatigue,” said study author Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University in Columbus. “And it’s a nasty downward spiral where increasing fatigue means less activity and less activity means increasing fatigue, so that over time less and less translates into greater frailty and decline,” Kiecolt-Glaser said.

Read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144259.html

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