Globe artichoke is a vegetable with medicinal value. The present investigation was carried out in 2 phases. In first phase, fine different bakery products namely wheat biscuits, semolina biscuits, groundnut biscuits, salty biscuits and wheat bread were developed by incorporating 6 grams of processed globe artichoke powder. Among the five bakery products, the most accepted globe artichoke incorporated wheat biscuits was analyzed for their nutrient content and it was selected for supplementation. In second phase 30 type 2 diabetic individuals of both sexes and of age 35-45 years were divided into 2 groups, each group having 15 individuals. Group I (No:15) was kept as control group and Group II (No:15) was supplemented with 4 globe artichoke incorporated wheat biscuits for the period of 90 days. Results of the study showed that there was a significant (P< 0.01) reduction at one percent level in fasting and post prandial blood glucose levels in Group II individuals. Results of the serum lipid profile showed a significant (P< 0.01) reduction at one percent level in total cholesterol, serum triglyceride, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and significant (P< 0.01) increase in High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) levels of Group II individuals compared to Group I individuals. Thus the results of study recommended the type 2 diabetic subjects should use globe artichoke vegetable in their food preparation on regular basic which shows good hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effect.
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P. Nazni, T. Poongodi Vijayakumar, P. Alagianambi and M. Amirthaveni, 2006. Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effect of Cynara Scolymus among Selected Type 2 Diabetic Individuals . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 5: 147-151.