Changes in lipid profile and some biochemical parameters in postmenopausal women treated with honey


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Author Details : B N Ugorji*, S C Meludu, I S I Ogbu, L O Egejuru, D O Chikezie

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 31-36

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jpmhh.2021.008



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Abstract

The study investigated the effect of natural honey on the lipid profile and some biochemical parameters among postmenopausal women, aged 45-65 years old. Sixty healthy postmenopausal women were given 20 g/day of natural honey and followed up for three months. The primary outcome was changes from baseline on the lipid profile and the chosen biochemical parameters (fasting blood sugar, serum calcium) and some anthropometric parameters. Paired t-test was performed to evaluate the difference between the baseline and the 3 month values of the parameters and lipid profiles. Sixty postmenopausal women successfully completed the study. The result showed that there were significant increases in HDL-C, calcium and significant decreases in LDL-C, TG, TC, and FBS concentrations in the blood of the research subjects after three months of treatment with honey compared with the values at baseline (p<0>


Keywords: postmenopause, lipid profile, Natural honey, Anthropometric parameter


How to cite : Ugorji B N, Meludu S C, Ogbu I S I, Egejuru L O, Chikezie D O, Changes in lipid profile and some biochemical parameters in postmenopausal women treated with honey. J Prev Med Holist Health 2021;7(1):31-36


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and J Prev Med Holist Health. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





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Received : 01-05-2021

Accepted : 12-05-2021

Available online : 29-07-2021


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