Study of Hemoglobin in Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian diet in Obese Women with Cardiac Risk
DR GUPTA MAHENDRA KUMAR, DR SINGH ASIM KUMAR, DR BHAYAL AJAMAL SINGH, MR YADAV KEDAR PRASAD
The hemoglobin (Hb) levels of blood samples from vegetarians and non-vegetarians were determined for the purpose of assessing their nutritional status and making recommendation. Hemoglobin level and pattern of food intake is closely associated with risk of cardiovascular diseases. The cardiovascular diseases are primarily may be due to altered lipid profile which is depend on type and pattern of food intake. Venous blood samples were collected from all the cases to analyze hemoglobin levels along with healthy controls. The hemoglobin (gm%) in vegetarian obese female (case group) was 9.8+/-0.63 while in control group is 12.5+/-0.32 respectively. The hemoglobin (gm%) in non-vegetarian obese female (case group) was 12.50+/-0.33 while in control group is 13.64+/-0.39 respectively. Thus hemoglobin levels of non-vegetarianism were high in obese female than vegetarian. Due to some nutrients intake, hemoglobin level was better in non-vegetarians than vegetarians.