HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Iyengar yoga can promote well-being in women breast cancer survivors

WASHINGTON -- Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of invasive cancer attacking women in the United States. Last year alone some 213,000 women were diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that two million women have survived. Many women with breast cancer seek complementary interventions that will enhance their quality of life. Yet research is lacking whether these programs such as yoga, also benefit immune function.

A new study of breast cancer survivors practicing Iyengar yoga a form of yoga that incorporates all of the components of physical fitness and focuses on structural alignment of the body as well as mental relaxation has found that breast cancer survivors who practice yoga have changes in the way their immune cells respond to activation signals, which may be important for understanding how physical activity and meditative practices benefit the immune system. The function of genes in immune cells can be regulated by proteins called transcription factors. Transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) is linked to immune cell activation and to the stress response.

The study, entitled Down-regulated lymphocyte NF-?B activation in breast cancer survivors following yoga participation, was conducted by Pamela E. Schultz, Mel Haberman, Ph.D., Kenn Daratha, Ph.D., Sally E. Blank, Ph.D., from Washington State University, and Joni Nichols, M.D., from Cancer Care Northwest (US Oncology), in Spokane, WA. They will discuss their findings at the 120th annual meeting of the American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-APS.org), being held as part of the Experimental Biology (EB 07) meeting. More than 12,000 scientists and researchers are attending the conference, being held April 28-May 2, 2007 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

Methodology

Active practice of Iyengar yoga, named for its creator B.K.S. Iyengar, differs from the gentle restorative practices typicall
'"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
DKrupa@the-APS.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
30-Apr-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
2. Gel derived from a patients own blood may help promote wound healing
3. Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap
4. Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
5. ACP supports new bill to promote adoption of health information technology
6. Do shopping lists promote or prevent healthy choices?
7. Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes hearts?
8. Two-faced protein can stop metastasis or promote it, researchers say
9. New approaches needed to promote worker health and well-being
10. Medication may promote opening of arteries following stroke
11. Low-glycemic index diet promotes weight loss, cardiovascular risk reduction

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces the launch of ... and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear health. The campaign focuses ... innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this issue, the National Association ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces the launch of ... and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear health. The campaign focuses ... innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this issue, the American Speech-Language-Hearing ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... The Dawn Johnson Insurance Group, ... new charity drive to generate community support for efforts to educate the local population ... treatments for all types of cancer. , Each day in America, roughly 4,600 ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, ... to communities in North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort ... the area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... MLM Insurance ... serves communities throughout southern Florida, is working to support the Take Stock In ... from low income families. , The Take Stock In Children Foundation (TSC) offers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/10/2017)...  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing outpatient rehabilitation ... . The reputable clinic will continue to be co-owned ... his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his doctorate in ... 10 years of experience with a strong background in manual ... the 10th PRN clinic in and around the Denver ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Aug. 7, 2017 Insightin Health, provider ... retention, and engagement, announced the selection of ... Product Development, effective as of February 2017. In this ... implementation strategy for our clients. Wood brings with ... consulting and business analytics within the healthcare industry. ...
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent ... 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed of ... 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit per ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: