Effectiveness of pulse-based foods combined with exercise for improving components of the metabolic syndrome

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Philip Chilibeck

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology


To demonstrate that pulses are additive to exercise training for reducing risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome. To promote the consumption of pulse as an important component of healthy lifestyle.


A pulse-based diet is effective for reducing total cholesterol and LDL-C in older adults and therefore reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2011