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Table 4 Comparison of MDA, PLA2 and POX concentrations among conventional PTexercise, Hatha yoga exercise and control treated type 2 diabetic patients over a6-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
MDA (nmol/L)    
Conventional PT 2.32 ± 0.12 2.23 ± 0.12 1.90 ± 0.10**a*b
Hatha yoga 2.36 ± 0.20 2.21 ± 0.15 1.89 ± 0.16**a*b
Control 2.35 ± 0.12 2.36 ± 0.12 2.37 ± 0.13
PLA2 (IU)    
Conventional PT 1.97 ± 0.08 2.19 ± 0.08 2.29 ± 0.09
Hatha yoga 2.10 ± 0.08 2.12 ± 0.07 2.25 ± 0.07
Control 2.06 ± 0.09 2.16 ± 0.09 2.15 ± 0.09
POX (nmol/mg)    
Conventional PT 2.25 ± 0.12 2.21 ± 0.14 2.34 ± 0.15
Hatha yoga 2.19 ± 0.13 2.20 ± 0.14 2.34 ± 0.13
Control 2.21 ± 0.13 2.23 ± 0.15 2.25 ± 0.16
  1. Values represent Mean ± S.E. **p < 0.0001; *p < 0.05; a: significantly different from baseline; b: significantly different from control.