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Israeli Study Finds Positive Emotions May Shrink Cancer Tumors

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The Times of Israel tells us more about a new Israeli study that says positive emotions can shrink cancer tumors.

In their new study, the researchers artificially stimulated the reward system in the brains of tumor-bearing mice, raising their levels of dopamine — a neurotransmitter that helps regulate pleasurable feelings.

They then identified a response by the mice’s immune system, with a reduction in the activity of MDSCs.

After 14 days of continuous treatment, the researchers identified a 50 percent reduction in the size of the tumors.

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