Study: Listening to Mozart While Performing Colonoscopy Might Boost Polyp Detection Rate

Physicians who listened to Mozart while performing colonoscopies detected more adenomas in their patients, according to research presented today at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting in Washington.

Researchers established a baseline adenoma detection rate for both physicians during a one-year period before the study. The physicians had baseline rates of 21 and 27 percent. While listening to Mozart, the physicians' adenoma detection rate rose to 66 and 37 percent. However, because the study was so small, more research is needed to develop a link.

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