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Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 1–10 | Cite as

Hypolipidemic effect of pulse seed coats in rats

  • Nikita Sihag
  • Asha Kawatra
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Abstract

The present investigation was undertaken to study the hypolipidemic effect of bengal gram and green gram seed coats in rats. Isonitrogenous diets having one percent cholesterol and ten percent dietary fiber from both pulse seed coats were fed to four groups of albino rats for six weeks.The levels of total lipids, cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum were significantly reduced when cellulose of the diet was replaced by pulse seed coats. However, serum levels of HDL-cholesterol and phospholipids were not significantly affected by pulse seed coats. Fecal analyses indicated that cholesterol and bile acid excretion higher in the bengal gram seed coat fed group than green gram fed groep. Bengal gram seed coats were observed to be more hypolipidemic than green gram seed coats.

Bengal gram seed coat Cholesterol Dietary fiber Green gram seed coat HDL-cholesterol LDL-cholesterol Phospholipids Serum lipids Triglycerides 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikita Sihag
    • 1
  • Asha Kawatra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Foods and NutritionCCS Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia

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