Effect Of Yoga On Atherosclerosis Risk In Type 2 Diabetes

  • Made Kurnia Widiastuti Giri


Unhealthy lifestyles which signed by reduced physical activity and unhealty dietary intake, and an
increased environmental pollution unwittingly contributing epidemiological transition with increasing
cases of degenerative diseases, one of which is diabetes type 2. Yoga has established their
positive effects that are beneficial in reducing stress oxidative in diabetes type 2. Objective: to
analyze the effect of yoga asanas on the risk of cardiovascular disease and anxiety in patients with
type 2 diabetes through the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, body mass index, glycemic
parameters and anxiety scores. Methods: This study was a parallel randomized control trial on
group members prolanis family doctor, with a power of 80%, α = 5%, the number of samples of 18
people in each group. Data were analyzed using parametric statistical tests paired sample t test to
test the difference in results between the dependent variable and the initial observation period after
treatment, while the differences between groups is done with the Chi square test. Results :In
comparison with other physical activity (walking), yoga asanas resulted reduction in blood pressure
in weight, waist circumference, BMI and anxiety (blood pressure −4.2 ± 4.9 vs. 0.8± 5.5, p < 0.01;
weight −0.9 ± 2.3 vs. 1.7 ± 3.9, p = 0.03; waist circumference −4.1 ± 4.9 vs. 0.9± 4.5, p < 0.02; BMI
−0.3 ± 0.9 vs. 0.6 ± 1.9, p = 0.04 Anxiety score −0.7 ± 2.2 vs. 1.6 ± 3.9, p = 0.02). There were no
differences between group in fasting blood glucose and postprandial blood glucose Conclusion:
Among patiens with type 2 diabetes, we found that participation in an 10-week yoga intervention
was feasible and resulted reduction in blood pressure, BMI and anxiety. Thus would be repressed
the risk of atherosclerosis but still need future research in biomolecular insight.

How to Cite
WIDIASTUTI GIRI, Made Kurnia. Effect Of Yoga On Atherosclerosis Risk In Type 2 Diabetes. Proceeding ICIRAD, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, nov. 2015. Available at: <https://eproceeding.undiksha.ac.id/index.php/icirad/article/view/130>. Date accessed: 18 june 2021.