2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Comparative effect of yogic practices with green tea supplementation on cholesterol levels of obese men
Author(s): Jothi K and Manoj Kumar R
This study aims at finding out the effect of yogic practices (YP) and yogic practices with green tea supplementation (YPwGT) on total cholesterol (TC) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) among obese men. Forty five obese men with 30 kg/m2 to 40kg/m2 of Body Mass Index and they were divided into three equal groups consisting of fifteen (n=15) subjects each. Experimental Group I underwent yogic practices without green tea (YP) for five days per week. Experimental Group II underwent yogic practices with green tea (YPwGT) for five days per week and group III acted as Control Prior to the experimental treatments, all the subjects were measured of their total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein through laboratory analysis of blood samples and scored recorded were considered as initial scores. The experimental group I underwent yogic practices consisting of suryanamaskar and 10 asanas and the training sessions lasted for 40 minutes. Experimental group II in addition to the yogic practices was provided with green tea supplementation. The experimental treatments lasted for 16 weeks with respective experimental treatments and immediately after completion of experimental treatment, the subjects was once again measured of their TC and LDL which formed the final scores. The difference between the initial and final scores was considered as the effect of experimental treatment. The NCOVA results proved there was significant reduction of TC and LDL due to YP and YPwTG. Tough there were better reduction of cholesterol levels due to YPwTG, the difference was not found significant. It was concluded YP and YPwTG can be practiced by obese men to manage their cholesterol levels, TC and LDL.
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Jothi K, Manoj Kumar R. Comparative effect of yogic practices with green tea supplementation on cholesterol levels of obese men. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):887-889.