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Abstract Title:

Yoga training modulates adipokines in adults with high-normal blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.

Abstract Source:

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2017 Dec 5. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PMID: 29205515

Abstract Author(s):

Rashmi Supriya, Angus P Yu, Paul H Lee, Christopher W Lai, Kenneth K Cheng, Sonata Y Yau, Lawrence W Chan, Benjamin Y Yung, Parco M Siu

Article Affiliation:

Rashmi Supriya

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. Our previous study indicated that people with MetS showed a decrease in waist circumference and a decreasing trend in blood pressure after 1 year of yoga. This study investigated the effect of yoga on MetS people with high-normal blood pressure by exploring modulations in pro-inflammatory adipokines (leptin, chemerin, visfatin and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 or PAI-1) and an anti-inflammatory adipokine (adiponectin).

DESIGN & METHODS: A total of 97 Hong Kong Chinese individuals aged 57.6± 9.1 years with MetS and high-normal blood pressure were randomly assigned to control (n = 45) and yoga groups (n = 52). Participants in the control group were not given any intervention but were contacted monthly to monitor their health status. Participants in the yoga group underwent a yoga training programme with three 1-hour yoga sessions weekly for 1 year. The participants' sera were harvested and assessed for adipokines. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) was used to examine the interaction effect between 1 year of time (pre vs. post) and intervention (control vs. yoga).

RESULTS: GEE analyses revealed significant interaction effects between 1-year of time and yoga intervention for the decreases in leptin and chemerin and the increase in adiponectin concentration in the sera examined.

CONCLUSION: These results demonstrated that 1 year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines and increased anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with MetS and high-normal blood pressure. These findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing MetS by favourably modulating adipokines. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Study Type : Human Study

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