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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-364

Effect of yoga and physical exercises on components of metabolic syndrome among persons with intellectual disability

1 Govt Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disability, Chandigarh, India
2 Govt Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disability; Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Prof. B S Chavan
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector - 32, Chandigarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_229_20

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Persons with intellectual disability (ID) are at higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and have lower level of physical fitness as compared to normal population. The study was carried out to examine the impact of yoga and physical exercises on overweight children with ID. The results demonstrated significant reduction in waist circumference and blood pressure, significant increase in the value of high-density lipoprotein and reduction in the value of LDL in both the groups.

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