Dr. V. Judia Harriet Sumathy*
Postgraduate & Research Department of Biotechnology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai–600 006, T.N, India
Received: 21 May 2014, Accepted: 29 July 2014, Published Online: 10 August 2014
The City of Chennai is India’s fourth largest metropolitan city with multi-national commercial establishments, important government offices, foreign consulates, sprawling educational institutions, shopping malls, sporting facilities, tourist spots, star hotels, restaurants, and cultural centers. Nungambakkam is one of the oldest suburbs of Chennai and forms the western limits of Madras. The adjoining regions of Nungambakkam include Egmore, Chetpet, T. Nagar, Kodambakkam, Choolaimedu and Kilpauk. Choolaimedu is a large residential commercial locality comprising of low income groups. Situated in this busy area is the McDoughal Memorial Nursery School – a Balwadi for the underprivileged children managed by the Alumnae Association of Women’s Christian College and WCC Outreach Centre. Unhealthy lifestyle and improper dietary pattern of the people expose them to the risk of Diabetes and Hypercholesterolemia. Diabetes doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease, the main being “macrovascular” diseases which is related to atherosclerosis of larger arteries, ischemic heart disease which comprises of angina and myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. The present study was aimed at preparing a Probiotic health drink using lactobacillus from yogurt under aerobic conditions along with 16 natural ingredients and distributing to the required population and analyzing the effect of the supplementation of this probiotic health mix on the serum high density lipoprotein, serum low density lipoprotein, serum very low density lipoprotein, serum triglyceride, and blood glucose levels through blood tests. The present study has significantly revealed the reduced the level of Blood Glucose and Serum Cholesterol.
Keywords: Probiotic health drink, Choolaimedu, Lactobacillus, Blood Glucose and Serum Cholesterol