Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 161–168 | Cite as

Effect of wheat bran supplementation on blood sugar, glycosylated protein and serum lipids in NIDDM subjects

  • Indirani Mani
  • Uliyar V Mani


Wheat bran supplementation (11 gm per day) was carried out for a period of two months in 30 maturity onset diebetics. The efficacy of bran supplementation was monitored by measuring the fasting and 2 h post prandial blood sugar levels, glycosylated serum protein levels, glycosylated albumin levels and serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterol levels. The results indicated a transient reduction in fasting and 2 h post prandial blood sugar levels after one month's bran therapy. No appreciable changes in the serum glycosylated protein levels, glycosylated albumin levels, serum lipids and lipoprotein cholesterol levels were observed during the period of supplementation.

Key words

Diabetes mellitus serum lipids glycosylated proteins 



total cholesterol


high density lipoprotein cholesterol


low density lipoprotein cholesterol


Very low density lipoprotein cholesterol






free fatty acids


glycosylated albumin


glycosylated serum proteins


Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Melitus


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Indirani Mani
    • 1
  • Uliyar V Mani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Foods & NutritionMS University of Baroda, BarodaGujaratIndia

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