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Research Article

Effect of Yogic Exercises on Serum HDL Cholesterol in Diabetes Mellitus

Baljinder Singh Arora1*, Surinder Kumar2, Ovais Karnain Wadoo1, Kanu Goel4, Rajinder Singh Sidhu3, and Mridu Gupta3
  1. Department of Botany, Punjabi University Patiala-147002 (Punjab) India
  2. N.P.P. Division, I.H.B.T. (CSIR) Palampur-176061 (Himachal Pradesh) India
  3. N.P.P. Division, I.H.B.T. (CSIR) Palampur-176061 (Himachal Pradesh) India
  4. N.P.P. Division, I.H.B.T. (CSIR) Palampur-176061 (Himachal Pradesh) India
Corresponding Author: Baljinder Singh Arora, Department of Physiology, M. M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India Received: 14 August 2014 Accepted: 29 August 2014


The science of yoga is an ancient one. Yoga has been claimed to be useful in Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart disease, Asthma, Depression and Anxiety etc. The present study was planned to know the beneficial effects of yoga exercises on HDL cholesterol in diabetics. The study involved 100 diabetic persons age group 40-60 years, out of which 50 patients were randomly selected for yogic exercises. Baseline record HDL cholesterol of patients was taken before starting yogic exercises. The patients then underwent a course of yogic exercises (Pranayamas, Mandukasan) for three months. At monthly intervals the serum HDL cholesterol of patients was recorded. There was a lowering of HDL cholesterol levels (p<0.01).This observation may be due to significant changes in insulin kinetics and those of counter regulatory hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and growth hormone. Thus Yogic exercises are recommended as a very cost effective useful adjunct along with medical treatments for the diabetes mellitus.


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