Deepika Sharma1* and Nimali Singh2
1Research Scholar, Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
2Professor, Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Deepika Sharma, Research Scholar, Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
Received: December 24, 2021; Published: January 18, 2022
Introduction: Dyslipidemia is a medical and social problem, leading to increasing morbidity and mortality worldwide. The major risk factors of dyslipidemia are associated with atherosclerosis and it results in ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. Omega-3 fatty acids have significant beneficial effects on the physical condition and general wellbeing. The seeds of the some plants such as flax seeds have more than 50% omega 3 and they are easy to ingest and very helpful in dyslipidemic patients. Therefore, the present study is designed to observe the effects of flax seed powder and flax seed oil on the clinical variables associated with dyslipidemia in dyslipidemic patients.
Aim: To compare the effects of administration of flax seed powder and flax seed oil on the nutritional status and lipid profile of the Patients with dyslipidemia.
Methodology: The present study was conducted in a hospital, Galaxy Specialty Centre, Jaipur. There were total 100 patients with dyslipidemia of age between 30 and 55 years. Out of those 150 subjects, 50 patients were provided with flax seed powder 15 grams/d and other 50 subjects were supplemented with flax seed oil 6 grams/d for three months. The lipid profile and anthropometric indices were measured at pre and post study.
Results: After three months of supplementation with flax seed powder, there was significant reduction in weight, body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference of the dyslipidemic patients however, no change was observed in anthropometric indices in the patients of oil group. The lipid levels of the flax seed powder group were also found to be reduced significantly whereas the changes in the lipid levels of the oil group were not clinically significant. There was increase observed in the levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol among the subjects of both powder and oil group.
Conclusion: The results suggested that this is an effective intervention. Hence, flax seed powder and flax seed oil may well be considered as a remedial food to control and prevent dyslipidemia.
Keywords: Dyslipidemia; Flax Seed Powder; Flax Seed Oil
Citation: Deepika Sharma and Nimali Singh. “Effect of Flax Seed Powder and Flax Seed Oil Intervention on the Lipid Profile and Anthropometry of the Patients with Dyslipidemia". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.2 (2022): 16-22.
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