Intelligent Questions to Ask Your Doctor Fall 2014
1. In one new study, yoga was found to help reduce stress hormones in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Q: Could yoga lower my stress even if I do not have cancer? And does it work for both men and women undergoing cancer treatments?
A: The simple answer to both questions is “yes.” Yoga exercises that incorporate controlled breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques will help lower stress and improve quality of life for everyone. And it most certainly will work equally well for men and women.
—Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
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