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Hong Kong researchers have found that taking part in mental and physical activities can delay cognitive decline in seniors with dementia.

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Tai chi provides greater fall-prevention benefits than conventional physical therapy exercises for frail seniors, according to a Canadian study.

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A meta-analysis suggests that tai chi can help reduce symptoms of depression in older adults. Authors from the USA and China analysed four trials with a total of 253 participants. Compared with waiting list control groups, tai chi...

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A pilot study suggests that practicing tai chi can help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis both mentally and physically. A pragmatic non-randomised before/after study compared the effects of two interventions on 21 RA...

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A joint Chinese-US research team has found that practising tai chi leads to increased brain volume and improved cognitive function in elderly people. One hundred and twenty older adults without symptoms of dementia were randomised...

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Practising tai chi twice a week can help Parkinson's patients improve their balance and walking ability, according to an American study.

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Seniors who practice tai chi regularly demonstrate improved arterial compliance (the ability of arteries to expand and contract with the pumping of the heart), as well as increased leg muscle strength, according to a Hong Kong study.

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A US team has found that the use of tai chi alongside drug therapy may provide additional improvements in clinical outcomes in the treatment of geriatric depression.

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Tai chi may improve quality of life (QoL) for cancer survivors by regulating the inflammatory response.

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Korean research suggests that tai chi can improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs), quality of life (QoL) and testosterone levels in patients with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH).

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