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Effect of Dalchini (Cinnamon zeylanicum) on the metabolic profile and body composition of subjects with the metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of imbalance of body’s structural and biochemical processes which determine its metabolic functioning. This results in disorders like insulin resistance, hypertension, altered lipids (including skewed lipid profile called dyslipidaemia; high triglycerides and low HDL levels), overweight or obesity, especially abdominal obesity and increased risk of clotting, leading to diabetes, stroke and coronary heart diseases. A person who has metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as someone who doesn’t have metabolic syndrome. Almost ⅓rd of the adult population in urban cities in India has the metabolic syndrome. It is also seen in 20-30% children studying in public schools of Delhi.
Funding Agency: National Diabetes Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation
Duration: 2 years Start year: November, 2013 End Year: November, 2015
Effect of protein supplementation on weight loss and cardio metabolic profile of overweight/obese subjects.
This randomized controlled trial is aimed to study the effect of a high protein diet on weight loss and other metabolic health among obese subjects over a period of 3 months.
Worksite Intervention Trial for reduction of body weight and cardio-metabolic risk factors.
The prevalence of metabolic risk factors is rapidly rising over last few decades in Indian population. Urban population is much more severely affected than their rural counterparts. Few randomized trials have evaluated the efficacy of diabetes prevention programs in urban worksites. Working adults spend much time at the workplace, an ideal setting for wellness programs targeting weight loss and disease prevention. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of metabolic risk factors among the urban Indian worksite population in the National Capital Region, Delhi.In this cluster randomized controlled trial study, metabolic profile of employees from 4 worksites in National Capital Region, Delhi was assessed. The parameters observed included anthropometric measurements such as Waist Circumference, Hip Circumference and Skinfold Measurements, clinical examination such as Pulse and Blood Pressure and biochemical investigations such as fasting plasma glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, serum fasting insulin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein. Dietary intake and level of physical activity of the participants was also assessed.A total of 360 employees in the age group of 25-55 years (mean age: 37 ± 5 years) from 4 worksites were examined. Participants were evaluated at baseline, post-intervention, and 3-month maintenance. Repeated measures analysis of variance compared the change in outcomes between and within groups. Prevalence of pre-diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hyper-triglyceridemia, high LDL-cholesterol and low HDL-cholesterol were 27%, 25%, 31%, 59% and 45% respectively. The high burden of risk factors in this population amplifies the immediate need for promoting healthy lifestyle through well planned worksite interventions including lifestyle changes, changes in nutritional pattern and physical activity.