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A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine

Pallavi L C, Sivakumar G, Krishna Malagi, Anoop Shastry, Shivaprakash G, Vineetha K Ramdas Nayak.

Abstract
Background: There has been keen research interest in exploring Indian Traditional Medicine of Ayurveda which comprises thousands of medical concepts and hypothesis. Due to increase in scientific validation in various concepts, Ayurveda has got its deserved recognition and its scientific endeavor has increased significantly in the past decade.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare different anthropometric indices along with body composition analysis parameters in individuals with dominant primary dosha of Ayurvedic Tridosha Concept.

Materials and Methods: A cohort study was designed and conducted from January 2016 to December 2016. Healthy participants aged between 18 and 22 years willing to participate in the study were included in the study. Questionnaires were administered to collect information including demographic data, certain physical and psychological characteristics to assess the Ayurvedic Prakriti of the individual. The individuals were examined by an Ayurvedic Physician for assessment of Prakriti by physical examination. Anthropometric parameters such as waist circumference, height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and hip circumference were measured. Total body composition was assessed using Bodystat1500MD.

Results: The participants with the dominance of kapha prakriti had significantly higher BMI, fat mass index and basal metabolic rate compared to vata and pitta groups.

Conclusions: This study highlights the use of an assessment of Prakriti as a screening tool for obesity.

Key words: Ayurvedic Prakriti; Body Mass Index; Body Composition Analysis


 
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C PL, G S, Malagi K, Shastry A, G S, Nayak VKR. A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2018; 8(7): 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018


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C PL, G S, Malagi K, Shastry A, G S, Nayak VKR. A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2018), [cited July 18, 2018]; 8(7): 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018



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C, P. L., G, S., Malagi, K., Shastry, A., G, S. & Nayak, V. K. R. (2018) A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 8 (7), 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018



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C, Pallavi L, Sivakumar G, Krishna Malagi, Anoop Shastry, Shivaprakash G, and Vineetha K Ramdas Nayak. 2018. A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (7), 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018



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C, Pallavi L, Sivakumar G, Krishna Malagi, Anoop Shastry, Shivaprakash G, and Vineetha K Ramdas Nayak. "A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8 (2018), 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018



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C, Pallavi L, Sivakumar G, Krishna Malagi, Anoop Shastry, Shivaprakash G, and Vineetha K Ramdas Nayak. "A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8.7 (2018), 1041-1045. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018



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C, P. L., G, S., Malagi, K., Shastry, A., G, S. & Nayak, V. K. R. (2018) A comparative study of anthropometric and body composition analysis variables in different human constitution types of Indian Traditional Medicine. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (7), 1041-1045. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0309422032018





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