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Effect of Pranayama & Yogasana on Diabetes -2

By: Acharya Balkrishna, Avnish Upadhyay , Ruchita Upadhyay

In a study twenty Type 2 diabetic subjects between the age group of 30 to 60 years were studied to see the effect of 40 days of Yogasana [Yoga Postures] on biochemical profile. The duration of diabetes ranged from 0 to 10 years. The study suggests that Yogasana [Yoga Postures] have a beneficial effect on glycaemic control and lipid profile in mild to moderate Type 2 diabetes. (10)

A study done in twenty four NIDDM patients of 30 to 60 year old provides metabolic and clinical evidence of improvement in glycaemic control and pulmonary functions. These middle-aged subjects were type II diabetics on anti hyperglycaemic and dietary regimen. Their baseline fasting and postprandial blood glucose and glycosylated Hb were monitored along with pulmonary function studies. (11)

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Acharya Balkrishna is Head, R & D Activities, Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Haridwar; Avnish Upadhyay is Senior Research Scientist, Department Of Ayurved Research & Development, Divya Yog Mandir Trust & Ruchita T Upadhyay is Yog Teacher & Human Resource Personnel, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar, Haridwar
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