Impact of Supplementing Value added Rice Bran Incorporated Ready to Eat Mixes on Diabetics and Hyperlipidemics


  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Coimbatore, 641043, India
  • Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, 613 005, India


Diabetes prevalence in India indicates that the epidemic is progressing rapidly across the nation, reaching a total of 62.4 million in 2011. Phase one results of the Indian Council of Medical Research - India Diabetes (ICMR- INDIAB) study concluded that 62.4 million people live with diabetes in India and 77.2 million people are on the threshold, with pre- diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes in Tamil Nadu is 10.4 per cent and the prevalence of pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose and/ or impaired glucose tolerance) is 8.3 per cent. The American Diabetic Association recommends that individuals with diabetes mellitus must increase the quantity of dietary fiber in their diets to reduce their blood glucose and insulin levels following meals. Qureshi et al ., brought into limelight that soluble fiber such as rice bran plays an important role in decreasing cholesterol and controlling blood glucose levels. Every year, 63 to 76 million tons of rice bran is produced in the world and more than 90 per cent of rice bran is sold as animal feed for throw away price.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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