Original article / research
Trigonella Foenum Graecum–Is It A Lipid Lowering Agent?
Dr. Nandhini R, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, SBMC&H, Chennai
T-2, Sindur Palace,10,Thirumurthy street, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017, India.
Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with Diabetes mellitus. Dyslipideamia is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The clinical guidelines for the management of dyslipideamia are controversial.
Aim: The objective of our study is to find out whether the fenugreek lowers the lipid levels in blood.
Method: 20 subjects who have been attending the master health checkup department with moderate blood lipid levels those who were not adviced to take lipid lowering drugs were selected for our study. The study design also included the 10 subjects with normal lipid profile. They were divided into 2 groups, the study group was given 25 gms of fenugreek powder mixed with water twice daily, for 4 weeks. At the end of 4 weeks, fasting blood sample was collected from all subjects and all parameters of lipid profile were collected. The data collected was analysed statistically using student ‘t’-test.
Result and Conclusion: The results showed a significant decrease in blood lipid levels of those who took fenugreek regularly.
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