Roopa B. Ankad

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CONTEXT Asana, pranayama, and meditation are three main techniques of yoga practiced in India over thousands of years to attain functional harmony between the body and mind. Recent studies on long-term yogic practices have shown improvements in cardiovascular functions. AIM The present study was conducted to ascertain if a short-term practice of pranayama(More)
CONTEXT Yoga is an ancient science, which originated in India. Pranayama has been assigned a very important role in yogic system of exercises. It is known that regular practice of breathing exercises (pranayama) increases parasympathetic tone, decreases sympathetic activity, and improves cardiovascular functions. Different types of breathing exercises alter(More)
CONTEXT The risk of becoming a diabetic for an individual with a positive family history of diabetes increases by two- to fourfold. AIM To record the anthropometric indices and the physical fitness in individuals with family history of type-2 diabetes mellitus and compare these results with those of controls. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This is a comparative(More)
BACKGROUND Anaemia affects the body by decreased oxygen (O2) carrying capacity of the blood. There is growing evidence that anaemia contributes to cardiac disease and death. It causes O2 supply - demand myocardial mismatch causing myocardial ischemia. There is diversity of opinion available in literature on reports of electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in(More)
Hyperventilation (HV) enhances cortical excitability in widely distributed networks including motor, auditory and visual cortices. The depth and frequency of respiration also affects cardiac autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of hyperventilation on cortical excitability and cardiac autonomic(More)
PowerPoint presentations (PPTs) have become routine in medical colleges because of their flexible and varied presentation capabilities. Research indicates that students prefer PPTs over the chalk-and-talk method, and there is a lot of debate over advantages and disadvantages of PPTs. However, there is no clear evidence that PPTs improve student(More)
Ankad RB, Shashikala GV, Herur A, Manjula R, Chinagudi S, Patil S. PowerPoint presentation in learning physiology by undergraduates with different learning styles. Adv Physiol Educ 39: 367– 371, 2015; doi:10.1152/advan.00119.2015.—PowerPoint presentations (PPTs) have become routine in medical colleges because of their flexible and varied presentation(More)
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