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Yoga may improve CVD risk factors, cardiometabolic health

December 18, 2014

Results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that yoga may improve risk factors for CVD and cardiometabolic health.

“In recent years, clinical literature has reported cardiovascular health benefits from mind-body therapies. Yoga, one type of mind-body therapy, has been increasing in popularity in the United States and in many parts of the world,” M.G. Miriam Hunink, MD, PhD, from Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

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