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Yoga’s effect on inflammatory biomarkers and metabolic risk factors in a high risk population – a controlled trial in primary care

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, August 2015
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Title
Yoga’s effect on inflammatory biomarkers and metabolic risk factors in a high risk population – a controlled trial in primary care
Published in
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12872-015-0086-1
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Authors

Moa Wolff, Ashfaque A. Memon, John P. Chalmers, Kristina Sundquist, Patrik Midlöv

Abstract

Yoga can reduce blood pressure and has also been suggested to reduce inflammatory biomarkers and metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to assess the benefit of two yoga interventions on inflammatory biomarkers and metabolic risk factors in a high risk population in primary care. Adult patients from a health care center in Sweden, with diagnosed hypertension, were invited to undergo a baseline check at the health care center. Baseline check included standardized blood pressure measurement, BMI and weight circumference measurements, blood sampling (hs-CRP, IL-6, FP-glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol, TG, LDL and HDL) and a questionnaire on self-rated quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF). There were three groups: 1) yoga class with yoga instructor; 2) yoga at home; and 3) a control group. In total, 83 patients were included and matched at the group level for systolic blood pressure. A majority of the patients (92 %) were on antihypertensive medication, which they were requested not to change during the study. After 12 weeks of intervention, the assessments were performed again. We recorded no evidence that yoga altered inflammatory biomarkers or metabolic risk factors in our study population. A total of 49 participants (59 %) met the criteria for metabolic syndrome. The yoga interventions performed in our study did not affect inflammatory biomarkers or metabolic risk factors associated with CVD in the study population of primary care patients with hypertension. Further randomized trials are needed to elucidate the effects of yoga on CVD risk factors in this particular group. NCT01302535 , February 22, 2011.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 158 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 19%
Student > Master 21 13%
Researcher 13 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 6%
Other 7 4%
Other 34 21%
Unknown 44 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Sports and Recreations 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 50 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2015.
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#6,858,046
of 22,826,360 outputs
Outputs from BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
#366
of 1,606 outputs
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#80,719
of 266,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
#7
of 24 outputs
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