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Weight Management

Below is a list of citations of research articles published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals relevant to the topic on this page. There are two types of citations:

  1. Citations for review, summary, and scientific/clinical hypothesis papers that summarize and analyze the yoga research in this specific area; these are the best resource for becoming familiar with the literature;
  2. Citations of individual study publications that are notable from a historical, scientific, mechanistic, clinical, sociological, epidemiological, philosophical, and/or policy aspect.

Links for many of these citations will take you to the full-text of the publication. Otherwise, in the case of publications copyrighted by the journal, links will take you to abstracts of the publications, and you then can acquire the full text articles by purchasing them directly from the journal, by obtaining free access through a medical library that subscribes to the journal, or by directly requesting them from the corresponding author via email.

Review Papers

Review Papers

Disordered eating behaviours and correlates in yoga practitioners: a systematic review.
Domingues RB, Carmo C.
Eat Weight Disord. 2019 Apr 23.
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Effect of Yoga in the Therapy of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
Schumann D, Anheyer D, Lauche R, Dobos G, Langhorst J, Cramer H.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Dec;14(12):1720-1731.
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A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of yoga on weight-related outcomes.
Lauche R, Langhorst J, Lee MS, Dobos G, Cramer H.
Prev Med. 2016 Jun;87:213-232.
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Yoga, bioenergetics and eating behaviors: A conceptual review.
Ramos-Jiménez A, Wall-Medrano A, Corona-Hernández RI, Hernández-Torres RP.
Int J Yoga. 2015 Jul-Dec;8(2):89-95.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yoga as Remedial Therapy.
Kavuri V, Raghuram N, Malamud A, Selvan SR.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:398156.
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Obesity-related inflammation & cardiovascular disease: efficacy of a yoga-based lifestyle intervention.
Sarvottam K, Yadav RK.
Indian J Med Res. 2014 Jun;139(6):822-34.
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The effects of yoga on eating disorder symptoms and correlates: a review.
Klein J, Cook-Cottone C.
Int J Yoga Therap. 2013;(23):41-50.
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Narrative review of yoga intervention clinical trials including weight-related outcomes.
Rioux JG, Ritenbaugh C.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):32-46.
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A systematic review on physical therapy interventions for patients with binge eating disorder.
Vancampfort D, Vanderlinden J, De Hert M, Adámkova M, Skjaerven LH, Catalán-Matamoros D, Lundvik-Gyllensten A, Gómez-Conesa A, Ijntema R, Probst M.
Disabil Rehabil. 2013;35(26):2191-6.
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Notable Publications

Notable Publications

Performing different kinds of physical exercise differentially attenuates the genetic effects on obesity measures: Evidence from 18,424 Taiwan Biobank participants.
Lin WY, Chan CC, Liu YL, Yang AC, Tsai SJ, Kuo PH.
PLoS Genet. 2019 Aug 1;15(8):e1008277.
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Quality of Life in Yoga Experienced and Yoga Naïve Asian Indian Adults with Obesity.
Telles S, Sharma SK, Singh A, Kala N, Upadhyay V, Arya J, Balkrishna A.
J Obes. 2019 Apr 30;2019:9895074.
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Yoga in Women With Abdominal Obesity—a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Cramer H, Thoms MS, Anheyer D, Lauche R, Dobos G.
Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2016 Sep 30;113(39):645-652.
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Mind-Body Practice and Body Weight Status in a Large Population-Based Sample of Adults.
Camilleri GM, Méjean C, Bellisle F, Hercberg S, Péneau S.
Am J Prev Med. 2016 Apr;50(4):e101-e109.
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The Effects of a Hatha Yoga Intervention on Facets of Distress Tolerance.
Medina J, Hopkins L, Powers M, Baird SO, Smits J.
Cogn Behav Ther. 2015;44(4):288-300.
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A comparative controlled trial comparing the effects of yoga and walking for overweight and obese adults.
Telles S, Sharma SK, Yadav A, Singh N, Balkrishna A.
Med Sci Monit. 2014 May 31;20:894-904.
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Yoga practice is associated with attenuated weight gain in healthy, middle-aged men and women.
Kristal AR, Littman AJ, Benitez D, White E.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jul-Aug;11(4):28-33.
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