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Yet another study that proves yoga does a body good: At Penn State they have found that women going through menopause who practice yoga feel better than those who don’t. Yoga was “effective in enhancing positive mood and decreasing negative mood and also improving menopause-related quality of life,” said kinesiology professor Steriani Elavsky, who led the study. But don’t throw out your soy supplements quite yet: it wasn’t conclusive whether yoga reduces hot flashes.
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