03 Apr '11, 12am

Yoga halves irregular heartbeat episodes: US study via @cmswire=said in New Orleans? What does Gov. Bobby Jindal say??

Yoga, already proven to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, can cut in half the risk of a common and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, according to a US study released on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW ORLEANS - YOGA, already proven to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, can cut in half the risk of a common and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, according to a US study released on Saturday. The small study was the first to examine the benefits of yoga on atrial fibrillation - a problem that is a leading cause of stroke and is most common in the elderly. In addition to halving the episodes of atrial fibrillation, the study found that yoga also reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression related to the condition. 'These findings are important because many of the current conventional treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation include...

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