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Title: Effect of combined yoga programme on blood levels of thyroid hormones: A quasi-experimental study
Authors: Chatterjee, Sridip
Mondal, Samiran
Keywords: Middle-aged;TSH;T3;T4
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: C07, C07G 15/00, A61K 38/08, A61K38/22, G01N 33/48, A61B 5/145, A61K 5/02
Abstract: There are marked variations in thyroid axis function with advancing age. Yoga is a comprehensive mind-body approach, regular practice of which claim to delay the onset of aging process. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of combine graded yoga program on the basal level of thyroid hormones in healthy middle-aged adults. Forty five healthy men and women were divided into two groups, that is, yoga practicing (experimental: male 15, age 42.80 ± 7.43 yrs; female 8, age 44.75 ± 8.40 yrs) and waitlisted control group (male 15, age 41.67 ± 7.87 yrs; female 7, age 45.43 ± 7.00 yrs). The experimental group underwent combine yogic practices daily in the morning for 6 days/week for 12 weeks, whereas control group continued their usual routine activities. Basal level of serum thyrotropin (TSH), Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) were measured before commencement and after 6 and 12 weeks of yogic training. The repeated measure ANOVA was used for data analysis. Percentage (%) was also calculated from the mean value to see the quantitative changes of yogic training. Twelve weeks of yogic training produces a significant (least significant difference, p < 0.05) increase in serum TSH level for male and decrease in T3 and T4 for both male and female groups as compared to their baseline data, whereas no such changes were observed in the control group during these 12 weeks. Combine approach of graded yogic training modulates the secretion and function of thyroid hormones, identified as one of the regulatory factor associated with aging process.
Page(s): 9-16
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
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