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J Nutr Health. 2016 Apr;49(2):80-87. Korean.
Published online April 30, 2016.
© 2016 The Korean Nutrition Society
The effect of duck meat treated with turmeric powder intake on the postprandial blood lipid profiles in female university students
Songmi Lee and Hee Kyong Ro
Department of Food and Nutrition, Dongshin University, Naju 58245, Korea.

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Received February 10, 2016; Revised February 22, 2016; Accepted March 20, 2016.

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This study examined the effects of duck meats with turmeric powder on blood lipids in 10 female university students.


The subjects received duck meat with 0%, 0.1%, 0.2%, and 0.4% turmeric powder and glucose, total cholesterol, triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol in their serums after 30, 60, 90, 120, and 180 min were measured.


The average height, weight, and body mass index of subjects were 159.6 ± 2.6 cm, 51.3 ± 3.5 kg, and 20.1 ± 1.0, respectively. The fasting glucose, γ-glutamyl transferase (GGT), glutamic pyruvic transferase (GPT), glutamic oxaloacetic transferase (GOT), c-reactive protein (CRP), and hemoglobin were within the normal range. The Δ-AUC (area under the curve) of postprandial glucose, TG did not change, but Δ-AUC of postprandial total cholesterol and LDL were significantly decreased, and HDL was increased by intake of the duck meat with turmeric powder.


This study shows that duck meats with turmeric powder affected the postprandial blood lipid levels.

Keywords: turmeric powder; duck; LDL-cholesterol; HDL-cholesterol; triglyceride


Fig. 1
Incremental blood glucose concentration and Δ-AUC for 4 hours after consuming each test diet for 10 women. Bars are mean ± SE. Bars with different letters are significantly among the treated concentration of turmeric powder (p < 0.05). 0: 0% turmeric added 0.1: 0.1% turmeric added 0.2: 0.2% turmeric added 0.4: 0.4% turmeric added.
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Fig. 2
Incremental lipid profiles and Δ-AUC for 4 hours after consuming each test diet for 10 women. Bars are mean ± SE. Bars with different letters are significantly among the treated concentration of turmeric powder (p < 0.05). 0: 0% turmeric added 0.1: 0.1% turmeric added 0.2: 0.2% turmeric added 0.4: 0.4% turmeric added.
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Table 1
Nutrients composition of the test diet
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Table 2
Physical characteristics and blood profiles of subjects
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