Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds

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Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds

Practicing yoga is a way to ease stress and get fit. New research suggests another benefit of yoga: better health for men with prostate cancer.

Yoga is used by millions of people to relieve stress and improve fitness, but the practice may yield so much more. A new study suggests yoga may help maintain quality of life and alleviate some side effects for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

Study leader Dr. Neha Vapiwala, of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s 12th International Conference in Boston, MA.

Yoga is a mind and body practice that involves a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation or relaxation.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), around 9.1% of American adults – 21 million – used yoga in 2012, increasing from 6.1% in 2007.

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