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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disor Vol: 2 Issue: 3

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

Olayiwola IO1*, Fadupin GT2, SO Agbato3 and Soyewo DO1
1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
2Department, of human Nutrition, College of Public Health, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
3Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University (BU), Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Olayiwola IO
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
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Received: February 27, 2013 Accepted: June 21, 2013 Published: June 26, 2013
Citation: Olayiwola IO, Fadupin GT, Agbato SO, Soyewo DO (2013) Serum Cholesterol Dietary Pattern and Fiber of a Group of Elderly Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria. J Food Nutr Disor 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000115

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Cholesterol diets; Elderly; Fiber; Nigeria

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