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Abstract

Effect of Dates in Lowering LDL Level in Geriatric Cases

Priyanka Verma

This study was designed to study the role of dates on geriatric cases. Date palm is a high energy value crop with a good nutritional value. Date palm has many properties like it prevent abdominal cancer, promote healthy bowel movement, control diarrhea, strengthen bones, diminish allergic reactions, maintain healthy weight, great energy booster, boost nervous system, reduce the risk of stroke, lower night blindness. General well-being in case of geriatric patients was accessed by physical examination, by monitoring bowel habits and evacuation, energy level, increase in stamina, mental alertness, removal of pain from bones while walking and by laboratory investigations like measurement of Hb and Lipid profile. Subjects - Sixty cases of both sex above 60 years of age were enrolled in the study. Duration of the project was two year while the duration of treatment was 6 months. Physical examination was done once in fifteen days while lab investigations like Hb, Lipid profile was measured at one month interval for six month time. 20-35 Dates was given on daily basis to all the geriatric cases enrolled in the study. There was significant increase in Hb and lowering of LDL levels in geriatric cases while on the other hand there was improvement in the general well-being of the geriatric cases. There was increase in energy level or increase in stamina, improvement of digestion, removal of diarrhea, boost in nervous system by removing headache, remove bone pain. Dates also help in increasing immunity in geriatric cases by relieving them from cough and cold. It can be said that 20–25 Dates should be by all geriatrics to improve their living and to lead healthy life.