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BACKGROUND Glycaemic Index (GI) is the classification of carbohydrates based on their ability to raise blood glucose levels and evidence shows that its usage has beneficial health implications. Rice forms a part of the Indian staple diet and one of the major energy contributors. Hence, it is important to establish the Glycaemic Index (GI) value of rice.(More)
AIMS This study was conducted to evaluate pulmonary effects of traffic pollution on traffic police. METHODS The traffic police working in Jaipur city were given a predetermined respiratory health questionnaire, and their clinical profile and lung functions were measured. RESULTS This study showed that there were prominent respiratory symptoms and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Bronchodilator reversibility and diurnal peak flow variability are considered characteristic of asthma patients. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show poor reversibility. But reversibility and variability in other pulmonary diseases manifesting with airflow obstruction in not known. Therefore, we assessed(More)
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