Influence of unrefined sorghum or maize on serum lipids
GE Suhasini, DR Krishna
University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warrangal - 506 009, India
G E Suhasini University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warrangal - 506 009 India
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
The rural population in many parts of India consumes sorghum (Jowar) and maize as staple food. The flour made out of these cereals is consumed after cooking or baking on a pan with or without oil. The present study was undertaken in two groups of healthy human volunteers. Each subject of first group consumed ground unrefined sorghum (100g) daily as supper for three weeks in the form of pancake. The subjects of second group consumed ground unrefined Maize (50g) daily as supper for three weeks also as pancake. Both the diets showed significant reduction in serum total cholesterol and triglyceride levels with simultaneous increase in HDL cholesterol value.