Posted in MBSR, oncology

Influences cortisol levels (stress hormone)

Bränström R., et al. (2012). Effects of Mindfulness Training on Levels of Cortisol in Cancer Patients. Psychosomatics, Dec 3 online ahead of publication.

Conclusions (taken from the abstract): The results suggest an adjustment of cortisol levels as a result of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). The study gives preliminary support indicating that MBSR can influence the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis functioning. The importance of these findings for future research in the field of mindfulness and stress reduction among cancer patients are discussed.

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