A Preliminary Study On The Acute Effect Of Consuming Goat Meat On Mild Hypertensive Patients And Their Blood Lipid Profile

Marni S., Mustafa A.M., Zamri C, Khairunnisak, M., Marzura, M.R., Nor Fasihah A.S, Saipul Bahari A.R.

Marni S., Mustafa A.M., Zamri C, Khairunnisak, M., Marzura, M.R., Nor Fasihah A.S, Saipul Bahari A.R.

In Malaysia, existing public opinion on the effect of consuming goat meat which could contribute to high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol level and subsequent cardiovascular disease, has limited the growth of the small ruminant industry. The aim of this study, thus, was to investigate the effects of the consumption of goat meat on the hypertensive and lipid profile status. A total of 10 subjects were involved in the study; 5 men and 5 women. They were given a fixed amount of goat meat soup with 2 slices of bread and a cup of sugarless barley drink. Paired-sample t-test statistical analysis was used to compare whether there was a difference in the blood pressure between pre and post intake of goat meat. The results of the analysis does not support an association between goat meat consumption and increased risk of blood pressure and cholesterol level. Thus, this perception of goat meat consumption adversely affecting human health and contributing to cardiovascular diseases is incorrect.