Yoga, a therapy for cardiovascular disease

Tuesday 30th December 2014 15:10 EST

Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Significant changes were seen in body weight, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides and heart rate but not fasting blood glucose.
However, no significant difference was found between yoga and exercise. One study found an impact on smoking abstinence. The team concluded that there is promising evidence of yoga on improving cardio-metabolic health.

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