Risk indices associated with the insulin resistance syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and possible protection with yoga: a systematic review.

@article{Innes2005RiskIA,
  title={Risk indices associated with the insulin resistance syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and possible protection with yoga: a systematic review.},
  author={Kim E Innes and Cheryl M Bourguignon and Ann G. Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={491-519}
}
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of published literature regarding the effects of yoga, a promising mind-body therapy, on specific anthropometric and physiologic indices of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and on related clinical endpoints. METHODS We performed a literature search using 4 computerized English and Indian scientific databases. The search was restricted to original studies (1970 to 2004) evaluating the effects of yoga on CVD or indices of CVD risk associated with the… CONTINUE READING