Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia

Lucia Spicuzza, Alessandra Gabutti, Cesare Porta, Nicola Montano, Luciano Bernardi

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We tested whether chemoreflex sensitivity could be affected by the practice of yoga, and whether this is specifically because of a slow breathing rate obtained during yoga or as a general consequence of yoga. We found that slow breathing rate per se substantially reduced chemoreflex sensitivity, but long-term yoga practice was responsible for a generalised reduction in chemoreflex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1496
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume356
Issue number9240
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2000

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Spicuzza, L., Gabutti, A., Porta, C., Montano, N., & Bernardi, L. (2000). Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia. Lancet, 356(9240), 1495-1496.

Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia. / Spicuzza, Lucia; Gabutti, Alessandra; Porta, Cesare; Montano, Nicola; Bernardi, Luciano.

In: Lancet, Vol. 356, No. 9240, 28.10.2000, p. 1495-1496.

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Spicuzza, L, Gabutti, A, Porta, C, Montano, N & Bernardi, L 2000, 'Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia', Lancet, vol. 356, no. 9240, pp. 1495-1496.
Spicuzza L, Gabutti A, Porta C, Montano N, Bernardi L. Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia. Lancet. 2000 Oct 28;356(9240):1495-1496.
Spicuzza, Lucia ; Gabutti, Alessandra ; Porta, Cesare ; Montano, Nicola ; Bernardi, Luciano. / Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia. In: Lancet. 2000 ; Vol. 356, No. 9240. pp. 1495-1496.
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