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The effect of yoga on lipid profile and c-reactive protein in women


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Milad Azami

J Clin Anal Med 2018;9(3):-
doi:10.4328/JCAM.5605

Abstract
Aim: Few scientific studies have been conducted about the effect of yoga on biochemical variables such as total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), triglyceride (TG) and C-reactive protein (CRP) to lay a scientific foundation regarding benefits of yoga, but its effect is not clearly detected yet. The present study was conducted to assess the effect of yoga on lipid profile and CRP in women. Material and Method: The present research was designed as an interventional study. After reviewing inclusion and exclusion criteria selected biochemical variables such as TC, HDL-C, LDL-C, TG, and CRP were measured for each participant. Yoga instruction was done 3 times a week for 6 months by an experienced yoga instructor. After 26 weeks of yoga intervention, the dependent variables were assessed. SPSS Ver.16 was used for data analysis. Results: After a 26-week follow-up for participants, only 24 athletes had the necessary criteria to be included in the study. Mean TG was 157.3368.416 mg/dl and 134.3358.80 mg/dl before and after the intervention (P=0.108), respectively. Mean TC was 234.8348.47 mg/dl and 183.3355.09 mg/dl before and after the intervention (P=0.014), respectively. Mean HDL-C was 31.5814.22 mg/dl and 38.2513.5 mg/dl before and after the intervention (P=0.118), respectively. Mean LDL-C was 171.7542.69 mg/dl and 142.9136.4 mg/dl before and after the intervention (P=0.030) respectively. Mean CRP was 0.570.22 mg/l and 0.710.77 mg/l before and after the intervention (P=0.779), respectively. Discussion: Result showed that yoga reduced TC and LDL-C significantly, but had no significant effect on TG, HDL-C, and CRP.

Keywords : Yoga, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, CRP, Women,

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Milad Azami, The effect of yoga on lipid profile and c-reactive protein in women, J Clin Anal Med 2018;9.(3):-