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Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors: Effects on Fatigue, Immune Function, and Mood

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser at Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio
Study abstract

Breast cancer survivors confront a number of post-treatment problems including fatigue, decreased physical function, fears of recurrence, and treatment-related sequelae. Persistent fatigue, the most common and distressing problem, appears to be related in part to overactivation of the inflammatory network.

Study review

This study at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, is studying how yoga affects fatigue, immune function, and mood of women treated for breast cancer. The researchers wanted to enroll 200 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 24, 2009. When the researchers closed enrollment on March 14, 2012, the Army of Women had provided them with 52 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.