A recent study offers hope that regular stretching could play a role in cancer treatment and prevention. Researchers found that daily stretching was shown to reduce tumor size by 52 percent in the absence of any other treatment. The rather astonishing results could be due to interactions between stretching, chronic inflammation, and the immune response. While this research has yet to be extended to human patients, it appears that stretching could potentially be a low-cost, gentle, and noninvasive supplement to traditional cancer treatments.
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A study indicated that regular stretching might improve inflammation regulation in connective tissue. Inflammation is part of the natural healing cycle of injured or infected tissue, causing it to feel hot, swollen, and sore. However, if it continues over time, it can cause changes in posture or ...
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In 2020, research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggested that regular stretching may improve cardiovascular health in adults over 40 by reducing arterial stiffness, resting heart rate, and blood pressure. Researchers involved with the meta-ana...
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