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Abstract Title:

Elderly-customized hatha yoga effects on the vascular inflammation factors of elderly women.

Abstract Source:

J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Oct ;29(10):1708-1711. Epub 2017 Oct 21. PMID: 29184273

Abstract Author(s):

Sangsoo Kim, Sungbum Ju

Article Affiliation:

Sangsoo Kim


[Purpose] The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the application of elderly-customized hatha yoga on the vascular inflammation factors of elderly women. [Subjects and Methods] This research was conducted with 14 elderly women, between 70 and 80 years old, divided into an elderly-customized hatha yoga group (n=7) and a control group (n=7). The application group participated in a hatha yoga program designed to be elderly-friendly for 10 weeks. At the end of the program, the vascular inflammation factors were measured, including the albumin, white blood cell count, fibrinogen, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). [Results] In the hatha yoga group, the albumin increased significantly after the application, when compared to the level before the application, while the fibrinogen, hs-CRP, and ESR decreased significantly. In the control group, the vascular inflammation factor levels before and after the application period were not significantly different. [Conclusion] Based on the results of this study, the application of elderly-customized hatha yoga created positive changes in thevascular inflammation factors of elderly women.

Study Type : Human Study
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