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Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults

Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size for PTSD compared with 32% of the pla- Among Older Adults cebo group. Tai chi was as effective as conventional ex- MDMA-assisted therapy demonstrated ercise for reducing central obesity in middle- larger effect sizes than those seen in stud- aged and older adults, according to a trial ies of current first-line selective serotonin published in the Annals of Internal Medi- reuptake inhibitor therapies for PTSD and cine. The authors recommended incorpo- appeared to have a better safety profile. Ad- rating the gentle mind-body exercise into verse events were typically transient with no physical activity guidelines for older people. increase in suicide. The trial’s 543 participants aged 50 years MDMAmayopen“anoxytocin-dependent or older were located at a single research site criticalperiodofneuroplasticitythattypically in Hong Kong. They were randomly as- closes after adolescence,” enabling people signed to a control group with no exercise, with PTSD to process traumatic memories to aerobic exercise and strength training, or withoutbecomingoverwhelmedandwithless to a tai chi group for 12 weeks. An instructor shame and anger, the authors noted. led the conventional exercise and tai chi Twelve weeks of regular tai chi sessions helped groups, which met 3 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults

JAMA , Volume 326 (4) – Jul 27, 2021

Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults

Abstract

News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size for PTSD compared with 32% of the pla- Among Older Adults cebo group. Tai chi was as effective as conventional ex- MDMA-assisted therapy demonstrated ercise for reducing central obesity in middle- larger effect sizes than those seen in stud- aged and older adults, according to a trial ies of current first-line selective serotonin published in the Annals of Internal Medi- reuptake inhibitor therapies for PTSD and cine. The...
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American Medical Association
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2021.10833
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Abstract

News & Analysis Clinical Trials Update Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size for PTSD compared with 32% of the pla- Among Older Adults cebo group. Tai chi was as effective as conventional ex- MDMA-assisted therapy demonstrated ercise for reducing central obesity in middle- larger effect sizes than those seen in stud- aged and older adults, according to a trial ies of current first-line selective serotonin published in the Annals of Internal Medi- reuptake inhibitor therapies for PTSD and cine. The authors recommended incorpo- appeared to have a better safety profile. Ad- rating the gentle mind-body exercise into verse events were typically transient with no physical activity guidelines for older people. increase in suicide. The trial’s 543 participants aged 50 years MDMAmayopen“anoxytocin-dependent or older were located at a single research site criticalperiodofneuroplasticitythattypically in Hong Kong. They were randomly as- closes after adolescence,” enabling people signed to a control group with no exercise, with PTSD to process traumatic memories to aerobic exercise and strength training, or withoutbecomingoverwhelmedandwithless to a tai chi group for 12 weeks. An instructor shame and anger, the authors noted. led the conventional exercise and tai chi Twelve weeks of regular tai chi sessions helped groups, which met 3

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 27, 2021

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