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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part G (2022)

A study to assess the effect of cucumber on blood pressure among pre-hypertensive adults in a selected rural area, Bangalore

Author(s)
Sonia NR
Abstract
Hypertension is the commonest cardiovascular disorder affecting about 20% adult population worldwide. There are various remedial measures to control blood pressure. Cucumber consumption is one such remedial measure which is a very good source of potassium and magnesium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte which helps in controlling blood pressure and heart rate by countering effects of sodium. Hence this study was conducted to assess the effect of cucumber on blood pressure among adults with pre-hypertension BP reading. The result of the study showed, the pre-intervention Systolic BP of subjects was in the range of 120 – 138mmHg and Diastolic BP in the range of 80 – 88mmHg. The mean pre-intervention Systolic BP was 130.65 (SD 5.98) and the mean pre-intervention Diastolic BP was 83.49 (SD 2.94). The post-intervention Systolic BP was in the range of 118 – 138mmHg and Diastolic BP was in the range of 78 – 90mmHg. The mean post-intervention Systolic BP was 128.73 (5.65) and the mean post-intervention Diastolic BP was 82.95 (SD 2.64). The mean Systolic BP reduced by 1.92mmHg and the mean Diastolic BP reduced by 0.54mmHg in the post-intervention. There was a statistically significant reduction in Systolic BP in the study subjects and there was decrease in the Diastolic BP reading but not statistically proved. The Paired ’t’ test shows the reduction of Systolic BP statistically significant (p value <0.001).
Pages: 477-482  |  49 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sonia NR. A study to assess the effect of cucumber on blood pressure among pre-hypertensive adults in a selected rural area, Bangalore. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(6):477-482.
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