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Effect of calcium intake on the lipid profile of obese person

Santosh Kumar Prasada* & Arun Kumarb
aP.G. Department of Zoology, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Alipurduar Jn, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India
bP.G. Department of Zoology, B.N.M.U., Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 13th May, 2018 ; Revised : 04th August, 2018

Abstract: The variations in calcium intake may influence lipid metabolism hence body composition. The association between daily calcium intake and plasma lipoprotein was studied in adults from local available population in Madhepura and Purnea districts of Bihar. Adults aged 20– 60 yrs. (123 men, 98 women) were studied. Subjects who consumed vitamin or mineral supplements were excluded. Subjects were divided into 3 groups on the basis of their daily calcium intake: group- X  (< 600 mg), group- Y (600 – 1000 mg), and group- Z (>1000 mg). After data analysis it was found that daily calcium intake was negatively correlated with plasma LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and total HDL cholesterol in women and men after adjustment for variations in body fat mass and waist circumference (P <0.05). In women, a significantly greater ratio of total to HDL cholesterol  (P < 0.05) was observed in group- X than in group- Z after correction for body fat mass and waist circumference. It was found that a low daily calcium intake is associated with greater adiposity, particularly in women.

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