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Effects of yoga and meditation on clinical and biochemical parameters of metabolic syndrome

      The possible mechanisms for metabolic syndrome are abnormal β-pancreatic cells, circulatory insulin antagonists and target tissue defects which could be due to genetic or environmental causes. Cross sectional and prospective data suggest that regular exercise can reduce the probability of development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Yoga lifestyle includes certain body postures, a vegetarian diet, likely to contain much less cholesterol and saturated fats. On the other hand, the transcendental meditation is a basic technique of ‘Raja Yoga’ which is to be used for treating stress and related illness. Yoga and meditation have always been an essential part of life in traditional system of treatment but very little work has been done on various parameters of the diseases. So we have aimed to elucidate the influence of yoga and meditation on clinical and biochemical parameters of this syndrome.
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