Effect of barley on variation of blood glucose and lipid metabolism

Yeun Seok Yoo, Kyung Shik Lee, Kyung-Hwan Cho, Do-Hoon Kim, Chang Hae Park, Seung Hwan Lee, Jong Hyun Lee

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Background: It is regarded that contemporary Korean diet, the combination of carbohydrates-based Korean traditional diet and the Western eating patterns, increases the vulnerability to chronic diseases such as coronary vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. Therefore, there is a rising interest in carbohydrate sources with low glycemic index; many researches have proven the medical benefits of low glycemic index diet. Barley has recently drawn attention and various benefits of barley, such as improvements of obesity and bowel function, have been suggested. It seems that the beta-glucan, a content of barley helps to lower blood sugar level. This study aimed to evaluate the advantages of barley consumption compared to wheat consumption in blood sugar and blood lipid profile levels. Methods: Twenty-four healthy Korea University students were randomly assigned to two groups: 12 of barley bread consumption group (treatment group) and 12 of wheat bread consumption group (control group). Both groups took bread on an empty stomach and the changes of their blood sugar and lipid levels were measured, compared, and analyzed every hour for four hours. Results: The blood sugar level one hour later in the barley bread consumption group was statistically low. In addition, the area under curve of the barley bread intake group was found to be statistically smaller. However, the blood lipid profiles between the two groups did not show meaningful difference. Conclusion: This study suggests that the consumption of food containing barley could bring various medical benefits to one's health by lowering blood sugar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-795
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Family Medicine
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

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Lipid Metabolism
Blood Glucose
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Glycemic Index
Diet
Lipids
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Carbohydrates
beta-Glucans
Korea
Vascular Diseases
Area Under Curve
Coronary Disease
Stomach
Diabetes Mellitus
Chronic Disease
Obesity
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Keywords

  • Barley
  • Carbohydrate
  • Coronary vascular disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Glycemic index
  • Obesity

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  • Family Practice

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Effect of barley on variation of blood glucose and lipid metabolism. / Yoo, Yeun Seok; Lee, Kyung Shik; Cho, Kyung-Hwan; Kim, Do-Hoon; Park, Chang Hae; Lee, Seung Hwan; Lee, Jong Hyun.

In: Korean Journal of Family Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 10, 01.10.2009, p. 790-795.

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Yoo, Yeun Seok ; Lee, Kyung Shik ; Cho, Kyung-Hwan ; Kim, Do-Hoon ; Park, Chang Hae ; Lee, Seung Hwan ; Lee, Jong Hyun. / Effect of barley on variation of blood glucose and lipid metabolism. In: Korean Journal of Family Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 30, No. 10. pp. 790-795.
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