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

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

Author Afonso, Rui Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kozasa, Elisa Harumi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rodrigues, Dinah Google Scholar
Leite, Jose Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hachul, Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
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(2). 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.
Keywords Estrogen
Quality of life
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Language English
Sponsor Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Pesquisa-AFIP
Date 2016
Published in Menopause-The Journal Of The North American Menopause Society. Philadelphia, v. 23, n. 5, p. 584-586, 2016.
ISSN 1072-3714 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 584-586
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000375154000018

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