Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 103-107
The Effect of Portulaca Oleracea Seeds on Anthropometric Measurements in Asthmatic Patients with Overweight and Obesity
Seyyedeh Zahra Hosseini, Faculty of Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Beitollah Alipour, Department of Community Nutrition, Faculty Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
khalil Ansarin, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz, Iran
Akbar Sharifi, Internal Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Received: Dec. 31, 2014;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2015;       Published: Apr. 21, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jfns.20150303.14      View  3619      Downloads  133
Abstract
Background and Objective: Many studies show that there is a relationship between asthma and obesity. Weight management is important in patients with asthma. In some countries, people used Portulaca oleracea seeds for lose weight. The experiment is designed to study the effect of Portulaca oleracea seeds on anthropometric measurements in asthmatic patients with overweight and obesity. Material and method: In a randomized clinical trial, 37 patients with asthma disease that refer to clinics of Tabriz University of medical sciences divided to intervention and control groups. First group (n=18) received protocol treatment and 10g/day Portulaca oleracea seeds in two doses with two glasses of water, while participants in second group (n=19) had only their protocol treatment and drank two glasses of water in every day for 8weeks. At the baseline and end of study, anthropometric measurements were obtained for each person and dietary intake and physical activity questionnaires were completed. Results: Mean age and history of asthma for participants at baseline was 45.13 ± 9.2 and 9.9 ± 8.1 years, respectively. Comparing of anthropometric measurements including weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and hip circumference (HC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) between two groups indicated any significant differences between two groups after consumption of seeds (p>0.05). Conclusion: Administration of Portulaca oleracea seeds could not decrease anthropometric measurements in asthmatic patients with overweight and obesity.
Keywords
Asthma, Portulaca Oleracea Seed, Obesity, Overweight
To cite this article
Seyyedeh Zahra Hosseini, Beitollah Alipour, khalil Ansarin, Akbar Sharifi, The Effect of Portulaca Oleracea Seeds on Anthropometric Measurements in Asthmatic Patients with Overweight and Obesity, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 103-107. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20150303.14
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