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Table 5 Comparison of the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalaseamong conventional PT exercise, Hatha yoga exercise and control type 2 diabetic patients 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
SOD (U/mL)    
Conventional PT 11.25 ± 0.86 11.66 ± 0.82 13.52 ± 0.96*a
Hatha yoga 11.17 ± 1.18 11.64 ± 1.15 13.86 ± 1.11*a
Control 11.01 ± 1.05 11.03 ± 0.98 10.42 ± 0.93
Catalase (U/mL)    
Conventional PT 80.28 ± 5.57 85.44 ± 5.54 90.87 ± 5.13
Hatha yoga 80.36 ± 7.02 85.53 ± 3.77 91.35 ± 5.21
Control 82.10 ± 5.89 81.44 ± 4.67 82.11 ± 5.34
  1. Values represent Mean ± S.E. *p < 0.05; a: significantly different from baseline.