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Group Singing Improves Mood and Immunity

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 11 May 2016 04:53 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight first recorded "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" in 1967. Since those early days, Ms. Knight has been singing onstage (and in her local choir) for more than 50 years. Guess it agrees with her.

And guess what else? Recent research on the biological effects of music and singing shows just how good belting out a song is for everyone.

Researchers from the U.K. measured the biological effects of singing on three groups of cancer patients and their caretakers: 72 were current caregivers; 66 were past caregivers of deceased cancer patients; and 55 were current cancer patients. All were regular participants in their local choirs.

The researchers took saliva samples to measure choir members' levels of the stress hormone cortisol, pain suppressing beta-endorphins, the love hormone oxytocin, and immune system markers. They also visually assessed mood and stress.

They found that singing with a group (and group is key) once a week for 70 minutes resulted in reduced cortisol levels, positive immune responses, and improved mood.

So raise your voice high in a local singing group, or plan regular family singalongs. And if you're not too melodically inclined, don't worry. The researchers point out that many communal activities can provide the same health-boosting rewards for body and soul.
 

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Researchers found that singing with a group (and group is key) once a week for 70 minutes resulted in reduced cortisol levels, positive immune responses, and improved mood.
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