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Table 2 Comparison of FBG, cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations amongconventional PT exercise, Hatha yoga exercise and control type 2 diabeticpatients over a 6-month period

From: Effect of exercise therapy on lipid profile and oxidative stress indicators in patients with type 2 diabetes

Variable/Group Baseline 3 Months 6 Months
FBG (mmol/L)    
Conventional PT 11.74 ± 0.34 8.71 ± 0.24**ab 8.52 ± 0.24**ab
Hatha yoga 11.84 ± 0.45 8.58 ± 0.44**ab 8.35 ± 0.44**ab
Control 11.77 ± 0.44 12.79 ± 0.37 10.89 ± 0.39
Cholesterol (mmol/L)    
Conventional PT 4.32 ± 0.13 4.29 ± 0.14**ab 4.27 ± 0.14**ab
Hatha yoga 4.39 ± 0.14 4.33 ± 0.16**ab 4.33 ± 0.15**ab
Control 4.37 ± 0.13 4.93 ± 0.14 5.11 ± 0.13
Triglyceride (mmol/L)    
Conventional PT 1.83 ± 1.11 1.78 ± 1.10 1.70 ± 1.11
Hatha yoga 1.83 ± 1.13 1.76 ± 1.14 1.72 ± 1.13
Control 1.81 ± 1.13 1.83 ± 1.12 1.90 ± 1.12
  1. Values represent Mean ± S.E. **p < 0.0001; a: significantly different from baseline; b: significantly different from control.