Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Serum Cholesterol Dietary Pattern and Fiber of a Group of Elderly Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria

Serum Cholesterol Dietary Pattern and Fiber of a Group of Elderly Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria

This cross sectional descriptive, study assessed serum cholesterol, fiber and dietary characteristics of 240 elderly subjects in Ibadan, Nigeria. All respondents filled out appropriate questionnaires in regard to dietary pattern and blood was drawn from 120 subjects for biochemical analysis. The 240 respondents ranged in age from 60 to 95 years and included 114 (47.5%) men and 126 (52.5%) women. Their diets were high in roots and tubers, moderate in legumes and low in fruits and animal proteins and fats. Mean fiber intake was 16 g/day; Energy ranged from 6136-8368 kJ/day and protein ranged from 28-50 g/day. Zinc, vitamin A, and B vitamin were low. The blood pressures both diastolic systolic relate significantly with age.

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