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International Journal of Home Science

2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART D

Effect of fenugreek (Methi dana) on carbohydrate and protein metabolism in diabetic patients

Author(s): Dr. Sweta Vyas
Abstract:
In Country like India, majority of population are vegetarians. So, carbohydrates constitute the main source of calories which in turn causing hyperglycemia and diabetes. To overcome this problem, fibre rich diet plays an important role. Thus, there is a need of suitable material alternative for its treatment as regular use. Therefore, the present study was conducted "The effect of fenugreek (Methi dana) on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in diabetic patients".
The study was conducted on 15 diabetic patients by feeding them 10 grams of fenugreek powder per day (5 grams twice a day) before meals with warm water for 15 days. The blood samples were taken and analysed for blood glucose and serum cholesterol before and after intake of fenugreek by standard techniques. The fasting blood glucose level was found to be reduced after intake of fenugreek might be due to the enhancement of serum insulin level in diabetic patients as reported by Devi et al. (2003). Similarly, serum cholesterol level was also found to be reduced after intake of fenugreek which might be due to the fact that fenugreek powder reduces LDL cholesterol resulting in decreased total serum cholesterol levels as reported by Kadan et al. (2013).

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sweta Vyas. Effect of fenugreek (Methi dana) on carbohydrate and protein metabolism in diabetic patients. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):261-263.

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