COMPARISON OF LIPID PROFILE BETWEEN MIDDLE AGED YOGA PRACTITIONERS AND NON PRACTITIONERS

Arpita Negi, Laxmi Narayan Joshi

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The purpose of the study was to compare the “Lipid Profile between Middle Aged Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners. Method: The study was conducted on 60 (N=60) middle aged male people from the Rishikesh, Uttarakhand India, age ranging from 40 to 45 years. Out of 60, the 30 subjects were practicing different types of Yogic exercises like Asana and Shatkarmas and remaining 30 subjects were not practicing any types of yogic exercises. The necessary data on lipid profile (Total blood Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)) were collected by administration of laboratory tests. The tests were administered after giving them instruction and taking consent from the subjects. Lipid profile test were taken place after 8 to 10 hours of fasting. It was hypothesized that there would be significant difference of lipid profile between Middle Aged Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners. The data collected on each lipid profile parameters (Total blood Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)) was analyzed by independent “t” test. The level of significance for testing the hypothesis was set at 0.05. P < 0.05. Findings: The mean values and standard deviation of total blood Cholesterol of Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners were 181.43±13.91 mg/dl and 271.06±18.56 mg/dl respectively. The analysis of the data shows significant difference of total blood Cholesterol between Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners (tcal=21.15>ttab=2.009). In case of Triglycerides, the mean and standard deviation of Triglycerides level of Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners were 141.30±5.72 mg/dl and 299.63±14.48 mg/dl respectively. The analysis of the data showed significant difference of Triglycerides level between Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners (tcal=10.90>ttab=2.009). The mean and standard deviation of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) level of Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners were 61.47±2.29 mg/dl and 34.97±2.91 mg/dl respectively. The analysis of the data showed significant difference of High Density Lipoprotein level between Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners (tcal=39.25>ttab=2.009). The mean and standard deviation of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) level of Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners were 116.20±12.57 mg/dl and 161.23±7.28 mg/dl respectively. The analysis of the data showed significant difference of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) between Yoga Practitioners and Non-practitioners (tcal=16.98>ttab=2.009). The result showed that yoga Practitioners have better lipid profile as compare to non- Practitioners. Regular yoga practices decrease the risk of coronary heart diseases.

 

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yoga, lipid profile, blood cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein

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