Effect of Blended Rice Bran and Olive Oil on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hyperlipidemic Patients

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The present study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of blended rice bran and olive oil on hyperlipidemic subjects. A total of 60 moderately hyperlipidemic patients (Total Cholesterol (TC) >200 mg/dl and/or Triglycerides (TG) >150 mg/dl) with an age range of 45 - 60 were selected from Mediciti Hospital of Ludhiana and were divided into two groups: Group A and Group B containing 30 subjects each. The subjects of Group B were given blended rice bran and olive oil for a time period of 45 days and were asked to continue with their routine eating and physical activity pattern. The subjects of Group A were kept on their regular cooking oil. The serum lipid values were assessed before and after the study. Additional parameters assessed included anthropometry, dietary fat intake and physical activity pattern. The results showed that there was an insignificant change in the average body mass index (BMI) of the subjects of Group B before (27.0 kg/m2) and after (26.9 kg/m2) the study respectively. Also, there was an insignificant change in the lipid levels of the subjects of Group B after the study. The levels of TC and LDL cholesterol decreased by 3.7 and 9.0 percent respectively. Whereas, the levels of TG and VLDL cholesterol increased by 9.5 percent in the subjects of Group B after the feeding trials. Further, systolic and diastolic blood pressure of the subjects of Group B reduced by 2.9 and 2.3 percent respectively. An insignificant change was observed in all the parameters of selected subjects. So, the present study recommends carrying out more long duration research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of this blended oil.

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M. Choudhary, K. Grover and J. Sangha, "Effect of Blended Rice Bran and Olive Oil on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hyperlipidemic Patients," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2013, pp. 1084-1093. doi: 10.4236/fns.2013.411141.

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