International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART D
Effect of flax seed and barley supplementation on hyperlipidemic patients
Author(s): B Babitha and N Durga Priyamvada
The main objective of the present study is on the effect of flax seed and barley seed powders on the mentioned parameters and on reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease on hyperlipidemia patients. Thirty hyperlipidemia patients with range of serum total cholesterol between 175-250 mg/dl, triglycerides between 150 to 250mg/dl and serum LDL cholesterol between 100-150mg/dl of either sex age 50 years were selected the study from – hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. One group received only their anti-hyperlipidimic treatment (control group), second group were given 10g of flax seed powder (Group II) and third group received 10g of barely pwder (Group III) per day for a period of 45 days. General characteristics observed that the sedentary life style and family history of CVD could be the main risk factors. The mean weight of the male patients was 66.3kg and female was 62.6 and they were bearing a 12.6kg greater than the standards. Thus, both the male and female subjects were overweight. The results of the present study showed that approximately 10 g of flaxseed and barley seed were significantly reduced serum total cholesterol, serum LDL-cholesterol, and serum HDL-cholesterol and triglyceride level in hyperlipedemia patients. Supplementation of flax seed had shown high significant effect when compared to barely on serum lipid parameters.
How to cite this article:
B Babitha, N Durga Priyamvada. Effect of flax seed and barley supplementation on hyperlipidemic patients. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(2):204-207.