:: Volume 8, Issue 2 (6-2006) ::
2006, 8(2): 169-174 Back to browse issues page
Effect of rice bran on blood glucose and serum lipid parameters in type II diabetic patient
Z Tazakori , M Zare, M Iranparvar, Y Mehrabi
, tazakori@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine disorder recently diabetic patients are being encouraged to increase their fiber intake. The main aim of this study was to determine the of effect of rice bran on blood glucose levels and plasma lipids in type II diabetic patients. Materials and Methods: This study was a double blind clinical Trial. 60 non-smoking diabetic patients, with no history of renal or liver disorder, or hypertension were selected and randomly divided in to the intervention and control groups. The first group were given 10g soluble rice bran twice daily (morning and before sleeping) and the second group took placebos. Blood glucose and plasma lipids levels were measured before and after the study. Data were analyzed using t-test and t SPSS and Food processor software. Results: Fasting serum glucose levels reduced significantly from 177± 69 mg/dL to 142±42 mg/dL (P<0.001). Triglyceride levles reduced and HDL levels increased significantly (P<0.001) and (P<0.01). LDL and chlesterol also reduced, though not significantly. Conclusion: While rice bran had a significant reducing effect on blood glucose and triglyceride levels it increased HDL levels.
Keywords: Diabetes type II, Rice bran, Blood Glucose, Plasma Lipid
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/15


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