Effect of banana on cold stress test and peak expiratory flow rate in healthy volunteers

Chayna Sarkar, K. L. Bairy, N. M. Rao, E. G P Udupa

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The effect of banana on cold stress induced hypertension, peak expiratory flow rate and plasma ACE activity in healthy human volunteers was tested. Systolic blood pressure (P < 0.005), diastolic blood pressure (P < 0.025) and mean arterial blood pressure (P < 0.005) were significantly decreased during cold stress after banana treatment compared to controls subjected to cold stress. There was no significant changes in heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate but only significant decrease in plasma ACE activity after banana treatment. Banana decreased the rise of systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure in healthy volunteers subjected to cold stress test without much effect on heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Issue numberJUL.
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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