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Yoga, Diabetes and Weight Loss

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A study from Osmania Medical College provides a nice summary of the benefits of Yoga for preventing diabetes.

Regarding weight loss and prevention of diabetes, Yoga seems to positively effect fasting and post- meal glucose levels. Simply put, it lowers your blood sugar and improves insulin signaling.

Considering we recently profiled the role of Carnitine in insulin signaling, supplementing yoga with L-carnitine may yield additional benefits.

The study also points out that Yoga seems to lower free fatty acids in the bloodstream, another significant diabetes marker.

Finally, the study points out that Yoga tends to increase lean mass and decrease fat mass.

Rule of Thumb: Ad a Yoga class or two per week to improve weight loss and lessen risk of diabetes.