Body Composition Outcomes of Tai Chi and Qigong Practice: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

A search was conducted for randomized controlled trials testing one or both of two forms of MM, Tai Chi and Qigong, reporting effects on changes in body composition

Linda K. Larkey; Dara James; Michael Belyea; Mihyun Jeong; Lisa L. Smith

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • A search was conducted for randomized controlled trials testing one or both of two forms of MM, Tai Chi and Qigong, reporting effects on changes in body composition
  • Meditative movement practices are increasingly being studied, including examination of the potential for these modalities to contribute to weight management
  • Risk of bias was assessed, and seven RCTs had a low risk of bias
  • Systematic evaluation and valid conclusions regarding the impact of Tai Chi and Qigong on body composition outcomes will require more targeted study designs and control of comparison conditions

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