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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 2)
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Effect of Vegetable Consumption on Fasting Blood Sugar and Lipid Profile Parameters of Pregnant Women in Adamawa State, Nigeria

H.A. Umaru, S. Faive, A. Shugba and E.O. Addy
Corresponding Author:  H.A. Umaru 

Key words:  Anemia, Fasting blood sugar, lipid profile, pregnancy, vegetable, ,
Vol. 5 , (2): 55-58
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February 15, 2013 March 11, 2013 April 25, 2013
Abstract:

An abnormal lipid profile is known to be strongly associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. The study was carried out to determine some biochemical parameters in pregnant women with respect to vegetable consumption. A total of 520 pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinic at the Specialist Hospital were recruited in the study. Results obtained showed that Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Total Cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein (LDL), Triglycerides TG), Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) and Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) were found to be significantly lower (p<0.05) in pregnant women who Frequently Consume Vegetables (FCV) compared to pregnant women who Dislike Consuming Vegetable (DCV). While High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Packed Cell Volume (PCV) were found to be high in FCV group. Strong correlation was observed between age, weight, sugar, cholesterol, trimester, systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The change towards a more favorable dietary pattern was associated with improved lipid profile parameters. Consumption of vegetables should be encouraged during pregnancy since it has positive effect on lipid profile parameters.
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H.A. Umaru, S. Faive, A. Shugba and E.O. Addy, 2013. Effect of Vegetable Consumption on Fasting Blood Sugar and Lipid Profile Parameters of Pregnant Women in Adamawa State, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(2): 55-58.
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