Yoga for Cardiovascular Health
Big study planned to assess yoga's benefits for heart health
Dr D Prabhkaran, executive director, Public Health Foundation of India, has just delivered a lecture at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on the topic ‘how do we prevent cardiovascular disease in India?' Pleasingly, the benefits of yoga for cardiovascular health were extensively explored as part of this lecture, with Dr Prabhkaran described the upcoming clinical trial, “Effects of Yoga based Cardiac Rehabilitation (Yoga Care) Programme on Cardiovascular Health – A clinical trial.” This clinical trial is being done in 25 centres across India and 4,000 patients have to be enrolled under it. Under this study, half patients will be treated under the standard care (without yoga) and half will regularly practice yoga. At the end of the study, a comparison of patients will be done in regards to quality of life and their survival rate. I look forward to reading the results and will share them with you as soon as they are released!