Lentils as a functional food to improve glucose tolerance and decrease cardiovascular disease risk in hypercholesterolemia overweight individuals
Dr. Carla Taylor
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
To examine the effect of lentils on glucose tolerance, biomarkers of insulin sensitivity, and risk for cardiovascular disease, vascular function, and to examime tolerability, enjoyment, and side effects of the test foods in overweight or obese individuals with elevated LDL-cholesterol.
Consumption of lentils over a period of 12 weeks had no significant effect on either 2-hour post-prandial glucose or LDL-cholesterol levels and other serum lipids.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2013 - 2014
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada