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Indian Heart J. 2013 Mar-Apr;65(2):127-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2013.02.010. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Effects of a yoga intervention on lipid profiles of diabetes patients with dyslipidemia.

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Department of Physiology, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, P.O. Box 4184, UAE. Electronic address: nisha@gmu.ac.ae.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of yoga in the management of dyslipidemia in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

METHODS:

This randomized parallel study was carried out in Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Hundred type 2 diabetics with dyslipidemia were randomized into control and yoga groups. The control group was prescribed oral hypoglycemic drugs. The yoga group practiced yoga daily for 1 h duration along with oral hypoglycemic drugs for 3 months. The lipid profiles of both the groups were compared at the start and at the end of 3 months.

RESULTS:

After intervention with yoga for a period of 3 months the study group showed a decrease in total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL, with an improvement in HDL.

CONCLUSION:

Yoga, being a lifestyle incorporating exercise and stress management training, targets the elevated lipid levels in patients with diabetes through integrated approaches.

PMID:
23647889
PMCID:
PMC3861018
DOI:
10.1016/j.ihj.2013.02.010
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