Medical Sciences

Title :

Designer food formulation with resistant starch and protein for diabetic/nephro-diabetic patients: An approach towards commercialization

Area of research :

Medical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Point of care diagnostic tests and surveillance systems for common non-communicable and Infectious diseases

Principal Investigator :

Prof. Rintu Banerjee, Professor, Agricultural & Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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Executive Summary :

Diabetes, is one of the chronic non-communicable diseases which is caused either when pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when body cannot effectively use the insulin. According to WHO, 422 million adults had diabetes in 2014 which is an alarming situation. Along with medicine, food is also playing an important role in controlling diabetes/associated disease. Type 2 diabetes is the prominent among others. Several dietary practices are linked to unhealthy body thereby, daily diet habit is playing a major role in controlling type 2 diabetes. Diet and physical activity interventions are more effective than medication. Overfeeding protein can negatively affect organ function and leads to azotemia, hypertonic dehydration and metabolic acidosis whereas soluble starch consumption shoots glycemic index (GI). The present work focuses on extraction of normal starch and protein from vegetable/cereals sources, modify them enzymatically and formulate a designer food, biochemical and response analyses followed by clinical trials.


Prof. Koel Chaudhury, Associate Professor, Medical Science & Technology Warden, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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