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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research

Effect of minor changes in dietary habits by consumption of small amounts of raw vegetables and fruits on BMI, Blood Glucose and lipid profile

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Author Details : Rohini Bhadri, Shobha Kini

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 324-327

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A good dietary regime is important for health. But to follow a particular regime is hurricane task. It is known from previous studies that there is an association between vegetarian diet and low total serum cholesterol as well as LDL-cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables being rich sources of fiber and antioxidants have been the focus in our interventional study. Our current study focused on the difficulty of a change in the dietary habits, hence with a minor change in the daily diet for 90 days, we assessed the effect on the BMI, lipid profile and blood sugar
Materials and Methods: 30 Teaching and Non teaching faculty of our college were included in the study. The age group was between 25 and 60 yrs of age with no metabolic disorders. Their BMI was calculated, Biochemical parameters were measured which included Lipid profile and Blood sugar before and after intervention. A slight modification in the diet was suggested with addition of raw vegetables and sprouts for a period of 90 days.
Result: BMI was decreased from 26.8 kg/mt2 to 25.8 kg/mt2 .Mean Lipid profile values in mg/dl for Total cholesterol pre and post were 205 ±36.83 and 196.4± 32.95, HDL cholesterol pre and post were 46.0 ± 6.9 and 44.8 ±7.38, LDL cholesterol pre and post were 130.1 ± 28.51 and 126.0 ± 27.33, TG pre and post were 144.3 ± 89.75 and 126.32 ± 48.93 and the CRI was 4.5 ± 0.8 and 4.4 ±0 .6. Blood glucose pre and post 94.33 to 89.2 mg/dl. Most of the results were statistically not significant.
Conclusion: Even a minor change in the diet can definitely have a good effect in lowering the BMI, lipid profile and Blood sugar.

Keywords: Fruits, vegetables, Cholesterol, BMI, Triglycerides

Doi : 10.18231/2394-6377.2018.0067

How to cite : Bhadri R, Kini S, Effect of minor changes in dietary habits by consumption of small amounts of raw vegetables and fruits on BMI, Blood Glucose and lipid profile. Int J Clin Biochem Res 2018;5(2):324-327

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