Effectiveness of turmeric and black cumin powder on cholesterol levels among obese women’s
Karpagam K and Sangavi J
Background: High cholesterol is a major public health problem in developing countries especially in the United States, high cholesterol leads to fatty deposits in blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through arteries. Those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that cause a heart attack or stroke.
Aim: The present study aim to reduce the cholesterol level among obese women, in community area at Atthivakkam.
Methodology: The study was pre experimental one group pre and post test design among 30 high cholesterol women by using purposive sampling technique the samples were gathered and demographic data were assessed, Weight was measured using weighing machine, BMI calculated, triglycerides and low density lipo-protein levels were assessed by pre test.
Result: Among 30 obese women, mean score of triglycerides in post test (132.05) was higher than pre test (269.47). In low-density lipo protein level among obese women, the post test mean (92.3076) was higher than the pre test mean (128.846).
Conclusion: The study proves that turmeric and black cumin seed is highly effective in reducing cholesterol level in obese women.