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Effect of Non-vegetarian Diet on Haemoglobin

Priyanka Verma


Anaemia is the most important concern in this world which can be caused because of blood loss, decreased or faulty red blood cell production as well as the destruction of red blood cells. This study was done on patients who visited the Unani day celebration camp at the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine. This study was done on the patients who visited camp organised for the Unani day celebration. The blood samples were taken from the patients by puncturing their fingers. Hb was measured by the point of care instrument HemoCue. For this, 40 female and 33 male patients got registered. Their dietary pattern was recorded i.e. vegetarian or non-vegetarian. During the study, 67.5% of female population was found normal followed by 27.5% mild cases, and 5% moderate cases while on the other hand in the case of the male population, 87.8% were normal followed by 3.03% mild, and 9.09% moderate. This show that non-vegetarian food help in elevating haemoglobin in both male and female population as it has the required supplements which help the population to maintain proper haemoglobin values like vitamin B12, etc.


Anaemia, Female, Male, Haemoglobin, Vegetarians, Non Vegetarian, Iron.

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