Effects of Germinated-Buckwheat on Blood Pressure , Plasma Glucose and Lipid levels of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

발아메밀이 본태성 고혈압쥐의 혈압, 혈당 및 혈중 지질수준에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Jung-Sun (Department of Health Food Processing & Technology, Hallym College of Information & Industry) ;
  • Park, Sung-Jin (Department of Food Science & Technology, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Sung, Ki-Seung (Korea Food Research Institute) ;
  • Han, Chan-Kyu (Korea Food Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Myung-Heon (Department of Health Food Processing & Technology, Hallym College of Information & Industry) ;
  • Jung, Chul-Won (Department of Health Food Processing & Technology, Hallym College of Information & Industry) ;
  • Kwon, Tae-Bong (Department of Health Food Processing & Technology, Hallym College of Information & Industry)
  • 이정선 (한림정보산업대학 건강식품가공과) ;
  • 박성진 (경희대학교 식품가공학과) ;
  • 성기승 (한국식품개발연구원) ;
  • 한찬규 (한국식품개발연구원) ;
  • 이명헌 (한림정보산업대학 건강식품가공과) ;
  • 정철원 (한림정보산업대학 건강식품가공과) ;
  • 권태봉 (한림정보산업대학 건강식품가공과)
  • Published : 2000.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of germinated buckwheat on blood pressure, plasma glucose and lipid levels of spontaneously hypertensive rats(SHR). The male and female SHR were divided into two groups. After feeding the germinated buckwheat diet(50%, w/w) ad libitum for 6 weeks, the weight gain of the germinated buckwheat group in male rats was higher than those of control group. Systolic blood pressure of the germinated buckwheat group in male rats was significantly decreased at 6 weeks by 3%. The fasting glucose levels of the germinated buckwheat group had a tendency to be lower compared with those of the control group. Total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and HTR of female SHR fed the germinated buckwheat diet were significantly increased compared to the control diet. Atherogenic index of the germinated buckwheat group was decreased in males(ns) and females(p<0.05) than those of the control group. From these results the germinated buckwheat might be useful for anti-hypertensive and anti-hyperlipidemic agents.

Keywords

germinated-buckwheat;SHR;blood pressure;blood glucose;blood lipid