Mozart helps in the detection of colon cancer

November 1st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has shown that listening to the music of Mozart helps doctors to detect colon cancer more accurately. Previous studies have shown that the composition of Mozart has the potential to develop a person’s reasoning for a short period of time.

A group of doctors tried to test the “Mozart Effect” on the ability to detect cancerous cells during colonoscopies. During the test, the doctors listened to the music of Mozart as they worked. The rates of detection were recorded and the procedure was repeated without Mozart’s music.

When the results were analyzed, the researchers realized that when the doctors listened to the music, their detection rates were increased to 67 percent compared to 30 percent when they were not listening to the music. The baseline detection rate of the doctors before the study was 21 percent.

Lead author of the research was Dr. Catherine Noelle O’Shea of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She said that, “Both endoscopists had higher adenoma detection rates listening to music when compared with their baseline rates.”

Early detection of colon cancer greatly improves the chances of survival. The findings of the study were presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s annual meeting which was held on Monday at Washington D.C.

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