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Effect of Vegetable Consumption on Fasting Blood Sugar and Lipid Profile Parameters of Pregnant Women in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Author(s): H.A. Umaru | S. Faive | A. Shugba | E.O. Addy

Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2040-8765

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Anemia | Fasting blood sugar | lipid profile | pregnancy | vegetable

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
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