Impact of 8 Weeks of Yoga on Inflammatory Cytokine Markers in Uncomplicated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 2623-2630
AbstractObjectives: To assess the effect of yoga on inflammatory cytokine markers in uncomplicated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) patients when compared to routine conventional therapyalone. To compare inflammatory cytokine markers in T2DM patients before and after yoga.
Materials & methods:
Setting: It is a follow-up, randomized case–control study done in a tertiary care hospital.
Participants: Sixty Type 2 diabetic patients in the age group of 30-60 years, 0-10 years duration of DM were randomly divided into Yoga Group and Control Group, age and sex matched. Control Group received only conventional therapy for DM and Yoga Group received yoga therapy in the form of asanas and pranayama along with the conventional therapy for 8 weeks. Both groups were assessed twice (pre- and post-study).
Statistical Analysis: Data was analyzed using SPSS v 20.0. Repeated measure ANOVA followed by Tukey’s test. P < 0.05 was considered significant. Results were expressed as mean ± SD.
Results: After 8 weeks of yogic intervention, Yoga Group patients showed a significant reduction in their inflammatory markers.
Conclusion: Yoga can be used as an adjunct to the routine treatment for DM, for improvement of health as depicted by reduced inflammatory insult.
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