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Yoga may improve asthma symptoms, Cochrane review finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2462 (Published 29 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2462
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A Cochrane review has concluded that yoga “probably” improves quality of life and symptoms in people who have asthma. However, its effects on lung function and the use of medicines remain uncertain.

The Cochrane researchers found 15 randomised controlled trials that looked at yoga and asthma, including 1048 men and women in total.1 Most of the trials were conducted in India, Europe, or the United States. Most of the participants had mild to moderate asthma lasting …

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