Silvia, Mara Asvita and Khairun, Nisa Berawi (2015) Effectiveness of Tamarillo Extract for Decreasing Blood Glucose and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Obese Patient. Majority, 5 (1). pp. 102-106. ISSN 2337-3776


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Obesity is excessive fat accumulation in the body. Obesity is caused due to an imbalance between calorie intake and calorie output so the excess calories are stored as fat. If obesity is taking place in the long term, it can lead to hyperglycemia and hypercholesterolemia. Hyperglycemia is an increase blood glucose levels while hypercholesterolemia is an increase blood total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride and a decrease of blood HDL levels. Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betaceae) has efficacy in lowering blood glucose levels (hypoglycemic), blood cholesterol levels (hypocholesterolemic) and body weight. Tamarillo extract , especially polyphenols, can restore the regulation of adipokines in obese patients so can decrease the risk of insulin resistance and triglycerides production in adipose tissue. The results showed that Tamarillo extract in 200-300 mg/kg dose cause a decrease of blood glucose levels, blood LDL cholesterol levels and body weight in adultmale Sprague-Dawley rats obesity who induced by high fat diet. Keywords : hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, obesity, tamarillo

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran (FK) > Prodi Pendidikan Dokter
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 01:59
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 01:59

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