Impact of cluster bean consumption on hyperlipidemia and hyperglycaemia
Aiswarya L, Dr. Suma Divakar
This study was conducted with the objective to promote cluster bean consumption in the daily diet and assess its effect on life style disorders. The health benefits of cluster beans have been established through laboratory studies on animals. Diet counselling was conducted to highlight the importance of this vegetable and also demonstrate dishes based on this vegetable. A supplementation study was conducted to study the impact of cluster bean among respondents having hyperlipidemia and hyperglycaemia. Blood profile analysed revealed reduced total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), LDL and VLDL in hyperlipidemic subjects and fasting blood sugar (FBS) and post prandial blood glucose (PPBS) in hyperglycaemic subjects. These results suggest that dehydrated cluster bean powder is effective in hyperlipidemia and hyperglycaemia.