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Menopause. 2016 May;23(5):584-6. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000593.

Yoga increased serum estrogen levels in postmenopausal women-a case report.

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1Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil 2Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, Brazil 3International Yoga Teachers Association, São Paulo, SP, Brazil 4Departamento de Ginecologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil 5Departamento de Ginecologia, Casa de Saúde Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This case report aimed to evaluate 4 months of yoga practice on the quality of life (QOL) and estradiol levels of two postmenopausal women.

METHODS:

Participants were clinically healthy postmenopausal women, with follicle-stimulating hormone levels greater than or equal to 30 mIU/mL and a body mass index lower than 30 kg/m. The participants practiced yoga for 4 months in two 1-hour sessions per week.

RESULTS:

The participants exhibited an abnormal estrogen-level increase after 4 months of yoga practice and showed QOL improvements.

CONCLUSIONS:

In some cases, yoga practice can affect the female neuroendocrine system, increasing estrogen and improving QOL.

PMID:
26926324
DOI:
10.1097/GME.0000000000000593
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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