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Health Promot Perspect. 2015 Oct 25;5(3):215-24. doi: 10.15171/hpp.2015.026. eCollection 2015.

Lentil Sprouts Effect On Serum Lipids of Overweight and Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute of Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.



The present study aimed to determine the effect of lentil sprouts [LS] on lipid profiles in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes.


Forty- eight overweight and obese type 2 diabetic patients, September and November2013, 30-65 years, participated in this clinical trial and randomly divided into two groups; LS group and controls. Patients in control group received conventional drug therapy, while patients in LS group received 60 g LS daily during 8 weeks along with routine medication. Significant differences among and between the groups were determined by independent t-test and paired sample t-test using SPSS software. The patients were blinded for the treatment. In this trial the effect of LS on serum lipid profiles were inves-tigated.


Thirty-nine patients completed the study. After 8 weeks, serum levels of HDL-C was higher in the LS group compared to control group (48.3 ±1.9 vs. 42.8±1.7, P<0.03). TG and ox-LDL were lower in the LS group compared to controls [(127±13.4 vs. 170± 12.4.P<0.01) and (83.3±29.1 vs. 98.7±28.2.P<0.6)].


LS consumption could have favorable effect on serum lipid profiles.


Lentil sprouts; Oxidized LDL cholesterol; Triglyceride; Type 2 diabetes

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