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(March 18, 2002)
Summary: J Indian Med Assoc 2002 Mar;100(3):178-80 Department of Medicine, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. India has the largest diabetic population in the world. Change in eating habits, increasing weight and decreased physical activity are major factors leading to increased incidence of type 2 diabetes. Obesity is the most important modifiable risk factor. Smoking is an independent […]
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(May 18, 2000)
Summary: Biol Psychol 2000 May;53(1):69-78 School of Psychology, La Trobe University, Victoria, Bundoora, Australia. Click here to send e-mail E-mail addressYour nameMessageThis field should not visible SubmitClear To determine whether a period of meditation could influence melatonin levels, two groups of meditators were tested in a repeated measures design for changes in plasma melatonin levels at […]
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(May 18, 1999)
Summary: Semin Urol Oncol 1999 May;17(2):111-8 Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, The Emory Clinic Inc., Atlanta, GA 30022, USA. There is growing attention to the health benefits of mind/body interventions, particularly relaxation and meditation. Biomedical research has provided undeniable evidence of the interconnectedness of the mind and body. The field of psychoneuroimmunology has […]
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(March 18, 1997)
Summary: Acta Physiol Scand Suppl 1997;640:158-62 Department of Epidemiology & Social Medicine, Hannover Medical University, Germany. In participants of a comprehensive residential three month yoga and mediation training programme living on a low fat lacto-vegetarian diet changes in cardiovascular risk factors and hormones were studied. Substantial risk factor reduction was found. Body mass index, total serum […]
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(June 18, 1995)
Summary: Biol Psychol 1995 Jun;40(3):251-65 School of Behavioral Sciences, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia. The relations between three hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, beta-endorphin (beta-EP), corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and cortisol, and mood change were examined in 11 elite runners and 12 highly trained mediators matched in age, sex, and personality. Despite metabolic […]
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(May 18, 1994)
Summary: Int J Biometeorol 1994 May;38(1):44-7 Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Delhi Cantonment, India. Using radioactive iodine, the effect of 1 month’s yogic exercises has been investigated on the thyroid function of subjects resident at sea level (SL) specially after their exposure to high altitude (HA). The results have been compared with a group […]
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(January 18, 1993)
Summary: Diabetes Res Clin Pract 1993 Jan;19(1):69-74 Laboratory Division, Central Research Institute for Yoga, Delhi, India. Changes in blood glucose and glucose tolerance by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after 40 days of yoga therapy in 149 non-insulin-dependent diabetics (NIDDM) were investigated. The response to yoga in these subjects was categorized according to a severity scale […]
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(November 18, 1990)
Summary: Med Hypotheses 1990 Nov;33(3):155-8 Department of Psychiatry, VA Outpatient Clinic, Boston, MA 02108. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a psychiatric disorder whose pathophysiology and clinical presentation are poorly understood. By applying the ancient paradigm of yoga psychology to this subject, new understandings of the syndrome emerge regarding the possible role of the pineal gland, the clinical […]
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(February 18, 1978)
Summary: Horm Behav 1978 Feb;10(1):54-60 We studied acute plasma cortisol and testosterone concentration changes during the practice known as “transcendental meditation” (TM) and during control rest. Three groups of normal, young adult volunteers were studied: a group of controls, these same controls restudied as practitioners after 3 to 4 months of TM practice, and a group […]
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