Qigong, tai chi en diabetes
De auteurs somden de positieve effecten als volgt op:
There was good adherence and high acceptability. There were significant improvements in four of the seven indicators of metabolic syndrome including:
- BMI (mean difference -1.05, p<0.001),
- waist circumference (-2.80 cm, p<0.05), and
- systolic (-11.64 mm Hg, p<0.01) and diastolic blood pressure (-9.73 mm Hg , p<0.001), as well as in
- HbA1c (-0.32 %, p<0.01),
- insulin resistance (-0.53, p<0.05),
- stress (-2.27, p<0.05),
- depressive symptoms (-3.60, p<0.05), and the SF-36 mental health summary score (5.13, p<0.05) and
- sub-scales for general health (19.00, p<0.01), mental health (10.55, p<0.01) and
- vitality (23.18, p<0.05.
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