Yoga Blunts Menopause: Study

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2008 8:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Menopausal women who do yoga experience fewer hot flashes and have greater mental acuity than their non-practicing counterparts, suggests a new study conducted by a yoga university in India. The research compared results from a control group against women who did yoga or stretches five days a week for 2 months, Reuters reports. The experimental group also heard lectures on yoga and yoga-related topics, while the control group listened to talks on the effects of menopause and stress.