Hypoglycemic Effect of Flaxseed Lignan and β Glucan in Postmenopausal Diabetic Patients

Faiqa Javed1,*, Mian Kamran Sharif1 and Naheed Abbas2
1National Institute of Food Science and Technology; 2Institute of Home Sciences, Faculty of Food, Nutrition & Home Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Correspondence: faiqa_javeed@yahoo.com

Diabetes mellitus is an important metabolic disorder and owing to its significant health impacts is a leading cause of death around the globe. According to WHO estimates, Pakistan is the 7th highest diabetes affected population of the world where almost 7 million peoples are suffering from the disease. Flaxseed lignan and beta glucan have constructive role in controlling diabetes. In connection to their enhanced insulin sensitivity, dietary supplementation of flaxseed fiber has shown potential results in postmenopausal diabetic women. The subject population was feed with lignan and beta glucan capsules and hypoglycemic activity was monitored both on daily and weekly basis. Blood samples was taken to observe the blood glucose by use of flaxseed lignan and β glucan in postmenopausal women. Fasting and random glucose levels of postmenopausal diabetic women in 4 weeks fed on flaxseed lignan and β glucan (P<0.01). Liver and kidney functioning tests are found to be non-significant. This research indicates that flaxseed lignan and β glucan reduces the random and fasting blood glucose levels in postmenopausal patients.

 Keywords: Diabetes, Functional food, Flaxseed lignan, β glucan

How to cite this article: 
Javed F, Sharif MK and Abbas N, 2020. Hypoglycemic effect of flaxseed lignan and β glucan in postmenopausal diabetic patients. Agrobiological Records. https://doi.org/10.47278/journal.abr/2020.031