“The effect Of Supplementation Of Barley On The Lipid Profile Of Mild Hypercholesterolemic Adults”
by Yamunadevi Puraikalan
Nutritional health article: “The effect Of Supplementation Of Barley On The Lipid Profile Of Mild Hypercholesterolemic Adults”
Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death in the developing countries.
Most attention concerning the reduction of serum cholesterol levels by dietary treatment has been paid on soluble cereal fibers. The soluble β – glucan of oats and barley is considered to be due to cholesterol reduction in animals and humans.
The main hypothesis behind the cholesterol lowering effects after intake of soluble β – glucan may be related to the reduced reabsorption of bile acids in the ileum, which in turn increases the hepatic synthesis of bile acids from serum cholesterol.
A sample size of 20 individuals has been taken with the age limit of 40 to 60 years for this research. The supplementation of barley bun containing 40 grams of barley is recommended for these samples for 60 days.
It has been observed that the cholesterol level is nailed down by 10 to 12 % in 60 days, due to the uninterrupted supplementation of Barley product (Barley Bun) to the selected samples.
Approximately 40 grams of barley intake is ensured for these subjects for the period of observation. Hence the hypothesis, “The supplementation of Barley (which is cheaper compare to oats and easily available grain) to the mild hypercholesterolemic adults would cause a significant reduction in the cholesterol levels with no side effects but good for health” is acceptable.