Daily Kimchi Consumption and Its Hypolipidemic Effect in Middle-Aged Men

김치 섭취수준이 남성의 혈중 지질농도에 미치는 영향

  • 송영옥 (부산대학교 식품영양학과 및 김치연구소) ;
  • 권명자 (부산대학교 식품영양학과 및 김치연구소) ;
  • 전진호 (인제대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 송영선 (인제대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1999.10.01


A nutrition survey regarding daily kimchi consumption and its hypolipidemic effect were carried out with 102 of healthy Korean adult men aged between 40 to 64 years old who visited hospital for physical examination. The physical and biochemical parameters of blood were examined as well as food record, preferences for taste, personal life habit, and family history of disease. Data were expressed as quartile according to kimchi consumption. The average daily kimchi consumption for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th per centile group were 68, 118, 208, and 383g, respectively. The intakes of dietary fiber and Ca were found to be increased as kimchi intake increased(p<0.05). The kimchi consumption level was selected as the determining factor for HDL C level analyzed by stepwise multiple regression(p=0.09). When correlation coefficient between kimchi consumption and other parameters were analyzed, kimchi consumption was positively correlated with HDL C and negatively correlated with LDL C(p<0.05). The preference for hot taste was negatively correlated with systolic blood presure. It seems that kimchi consumption is beneficial to elevate HDL C and lower LDL C level.


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