Postprandial triglycerides: Effects of Plant Sterol and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption with or without Walking in Sedentary, Overweight men of South Asian Origin

Project Number
BASF-Postprandial triglycerides

Project Duration
February 2016 - March 2018

Status
In-Progress

Abstract
The proposed study will continue the theme of examining the combined effects of plant sterols and exercise on fasting lipids and postprandial TG in sedentary, overweight Asian men. This proposed study will employ a randomized crossover design where the effects of 4 weeks of exercise (walking) and exercise combined with plant sterols supplemented into the background are compared. The extended period of the intervention - from 10 to 28 days compared with the previous study - will allow for a better examination of the combined effects of the treatments on TG metabolism and allow a greater likelihood for the plant sterols to manifest on total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c). One previous study has made a similar investigation, examining the combined effects of plant sterols and exercise on fasting lipids in overweight North American men and women. In that study, 8 weeks of exercise alone and exercise combined with plants sterols reduced fasting TG whereas only the combined treatment affected total and LDL cholesterol7.

Funding Source
Dr Kai Lin Ek, BASF (South East Asia) Pte Ltd

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