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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.

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Effect of sprouted fenugreek seeds on non insulin dependent diabetics  [2009]

Bisht, Soni; Chawla, Paramjit; Sachdeva, Rajbir;


Present study is an endeavour to examine the effect of supplementation of sprouted fenugreek seeds on blood glucose, lipid profile and blood pressure of non insulin dependent diabetic males. A group of 60 male Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) patients in the age group of 40-60 years free from serious complications of diabetes were selected from Punjab Agricultural University Hospital, Ludhiana. Subjects were divided into 2 groups i.e. experimental (E) and control (C) group consisting of 30 subjects in each group. Subjects of E group were supplied 25 g sprouted fenugreek seeds per day for two months while no supplementation was given to the C group. The results revealed that mean age of onset of diabetes was 45 and 47 years in E and C group, respectively. Supplementation of sprouted fenugreek seeds resulted in a significant (P 0.01) decr ease in fasting blood glucose level (20.34 percent) and post prandial glucose level (15.1 %). Lipid profile of the subjects also showed percentage decrease of 10.1, 23, 12.4 and 23 per cent in total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C) respectively in experimental group. Further TC: HDL and LDL: HDL ratios were also decreased 18.3 and 21.1 percent respectively. However, 11 percent increase was observed in HDL-C. Regarding the blood pressure of the subjects, Systolic blood pressure was decreased significantly (P
0.01) fr om 132 to 128mmHg and Diastolic blood pressure (P 0.05) fr om 84 to 81 mmHg after the supplementation, thus helping in retarding the secondary complications of diabetes.


Journal of Research Punjab Agricultural University (India)

ISSN : 0048-6019