Yoga for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

West MidlandsCardiovascular
Start Date: 13 May 2014

Project summary

Yoga has been found to cause reductions in diastolic blood pressure (mean difference (MD) -2.90 mmHg, 95% confidence interval (CI) -4.52 to -1.28), which was stable on sensitivity analysis. Reductions also occurred in triglycerides (MD -0.27 mmol/l, 95% CI -0.44 to -0.11) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (MD 0.08 mmol/l, 95% CI 0.02 to 0.14).

Dr Karen Rees