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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 203-208

Influence of Food Frequency on Lipid Profile of Young Cardiac Patients

Sadiya Fathima*, Vaijayanthi Kanabur1, Jayalakshmi H K2

1Assistant Professor, *Dept of Food and Nutrition,
Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science, Bangalore 560001
2HOD, Dept of clinical nutrition and dietetics,
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore 560069

Corresponding Author: Ms Sadiya Fathima


Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among the Indian population. Recent trends indicate that its prevalence has widely increased among the younger age group which has a serious economic impact. The aim was to study the influence of frequency of consumption of different foods on the lipid profile of young cardiac patients. A total of 100 patients in the age groups of 22 - 45 years, who had been admitted to Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, were selected for the study. Eighty nine per cent of the subjects were found to be non- vegetarians. Food frequency questionnaire reflected a low consumption of fruits and vegetables, and higher consumption of refined carbohydrates, and tea. None of the foods had a significant influence on the lipid parameters such as Total Cholesterol, VLDL, non-HDL, except rice. Frequency of rice consumption increased HDL cholesterol which is considered to be good cholesterol.

Key words: Dietary habits, young cardiac patients, Food frequency, lipid profile, HDL

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