Yoga increases the volume of the hippocampus in elderly subjects

Gangadhar, BN ; Hariprasad, VR ; Varambally, S ; Shivakumar, V ; Kalmady, SV ; Venkatasubramanian, G (2013) Yoga increases the volume of the hippocampus in elderly subjects Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 55 (7). p. 394. ISSN 0019-5545

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Context: The neurobiological effect of yoga on the cortical structures in the elderly is as yet unknown. Materials and Methods: Seven healthy elderly subjects received yoga intervention as an add-on life-style practice. Magnetic resonance imaging scans were obtained before and 6 months later. Voxel-based-morphometric analyses compared the brains before and after the yoga. Results: Yoga group was found to have increases in hippocampal, but not in occipital gray matter. Conclusion: Yoga has potential to reduce neuro-senescence. Small sample size and absence of the control group prevent generalization of the findings limiting its translational value.

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Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Psychiatric Society.
Keywords:Elderly; Hippocampus; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Yoga.
ID Code:118734
Deposited On:28 May 2021 09:00
Last Modified:28 May 2021 09:00

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