Apr 5, 2016

Singing in a choir and cancer – is there a link?

A team of researchers from the Royal College of Music and the charity, Tenovus Cancer Care, have found that that singing in a choir helped people affected by cancer.

Scientists found that singing boosted the immune system, improved people’s mood and reduced stress.

Almost 200 members of five different choirs were monitored and tested for the stress-associated hormone, cortisol, together with immune system proteins, cytokines, both before and after singing in a choir for just an hour.

Singing not only improved everyone’s mood but increased the level of cytokines in the body.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/04/04/singing-in-choir-could-help-beat-cancer/

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