Effect of Low Dietary Glycemic Index on Blood Lipids Profile among Obese Postpartum Women


  • Shahnai Basharat King Edward Medical University
  • Syed Amir Gilani
  • Shahid Bashir
  • Muhammad Mustafa Qamar




Low dietary glycemic index, Postpartum obesity, Blood lipids profile, Correlation.



Objective:  Postpartum obesity leads to long-term maternal obesity and promotes drastic health complications. Low glycemic index diet is suggested to have a beneficial impact on blood lipid levels. Therefore, we conducted a study to explore the effect of low glycemic diet on blood lipid profile in obese postpartum women.

Methods:  In a randomised controlled trial, 38 obese postpartum women in intervention and 36 obese post-partum women in control group were analysed. Subjects in the intervention group were assigned low glycemic index diet and to follow this protocol for 12 weeks and the control group was advised to continue their routine diet.

Results:  Low glycemic diet had a positive impact on low density lipoprotein (LDL), triglyceride and high

density lipoprotein (HDL) concentration (p < 0.05). A strong positive correlation was observed between the glycemic index and LDL (mg/dl), (r = 0.57; p = 0.02) and between glycemic index and triglyceride (mg/dl), (r = 0.51; p = 0.01) in control and intervention group. A negative correlation was identified between glycemic index and HDL (mg/dl), (r = -0.45; p = 0.01).

Conclusion:  Study concluded that low glycemic index diet reduced low density lipoprotein and triglyceride level and increased HDL level in blood; further more a significant association was found between glycemic index and blood lipids profile. 





How to Cite

Basharat, S., Gilani, S. A., Bashir, S., & Qamar, M. M. (2017). Effect of Low Dietary Glycemic Index on Blood Lipids Profile among Obese Postpartum Women. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 23(2). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v23i2.1572




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