Regular Yoga Practice Seen to Ease Disease Activity in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Regular Yoga Practice Seen to Ease Disease Activity in Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Ulcerative colitis patients who practiced hatha yoga for 12 weeks experienced reductions in disease activity and saw significant improvements in their quality of life and mental health, according to a presentation at the recent Digestive Disease Week conference held in San Diego. The presentation was based on results from a single randomized and controlled clinical trial, where researchers investigated how three months of hatha yoga (a practice of physical yoga postures) impacted disease activity and quality of life for people with ulcerative colitis. The 90-minute yoga sessions were performed once a week. The outcomes were compared to a control arm of patients, who
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