Effect of the Flaxseed Supplementation on the BMI, WHR, SBP, DBP, Cholesterol, and Triglycerides in Mild Hypertensive Patients
Meenakshi Jakhar1*, Ritu Mathur2, Pintu Nahata3, Devendra Agrawal3 and Dinesh Choudhary3
1Research Scholar, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, MDS University Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
2Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, MDS University Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
3Professor, Dietician1, S. P. Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author: Meenakshi Jakhar, Research Scholar, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, MDS University Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
May 10, 2022; Published:
Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum) is an oilseed rich in dietary fiber, alpha-linolenic acid, and lignans. It is a well-known nutritional supplement for weight loss and other health ailments. The study was conducted to see the effect of flaxseed intake affects the Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Hip Ratio (WHR), Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP), Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP), cholesterol, and triglyceride in mild hypertensive patients. Likewise, the study also intends to test the effect of the duration of dietary supplementation on the BMI, WHR, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride. This study hypothesized that the intake of 10 gm/day of raw flaxseed as a dietary supplement would significantly moderate the BMI, WHR, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride in mild hypertensive patients. We performed a two-way repeated measure ANOVA test on finding using the SPSS tool to test the hypothesis. The result reveals that the 10gm per day of flaxseed intake as a dietary supplement significantly impacts the BMI, WHR, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride.
Keywords: Flaxseed; Oilseed; Hypertension; Prehypertensive Patients; Cholesterol; Body Mass Index; BMI;
Waist Hip Ratio; WHR; Triglycerides; Cholesterol; Cardiovascular Diseases; Systolic Blood Pressure; Diastolic Blood Pressure
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