Red Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus Polyrhizus) to Reduce Cholesterol Level in People With Excessive Nutritional Status

Authors

  • Siti Fadlilah
  • Adi Sucipto
  • Mohamad Judha
  • Tia Amestiasih
  • Cornelia Dede Yoshima Nekada
  • Eko Mindarsih
  • Cipta Pramana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17090

Keywords:

Cholesterol, Hylocereus polyrhizus, obesity, overweight, phytotherapy.

Abstract

Background: Nutritional status is closely related to high cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels as a
trigger for other metabolic diseases. Fruits high in fiber and vitamin C can be used to keep blood cholesterol
levels regularly.
Aim: To determine the effect of red dragon fruit on blood cholesterol levels in people with excessive
nutritional status.
Methods: Research used an experimental approach with a pretest and post-test control group design. The
sample consisted of 2 groups, namely the control group and the intervention group, with 50 respondents in
each group. The sample was taken using purposive sampling. The intervention group got red dragon fruit
juice for seven days. Blood cholesterol levels are measured by laboratory tested using intravenous blood.
The statistical test used the Paired T-Test and Independent T-Test.
Results: The difference mean posttest-pretest control group and intervention groups were 13.56 mmHg and
-13.06 mmHg. The analysis of pretest-posttest blood cholesterol levels among the control and intervention
groups were p=0.514 and p=0.035. The difference between the control group and the intervention group was
0.022.
Conclusion: Red dragon fruit is effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels in people with excessive
nutritional status.

Author Biographies

Siti Fadlilah

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Adi Sucipto

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Mohamad Judha

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Tia Amestiasih

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Cornelia Dede Yoshima Nekada

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Eko Mindarsih

The Lecturer at The Nursing Programme Study, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Cipta Pramana

The Lecturer at The Medical Faculty Tarumanagara University, Jakarta Indonesia

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Siti Fadlilah, Adi Sucipto, Mohamad Judha, Tia Amestiasih, Cornelia Dede Yoshima Nekada, Eko Mindarsih, & Cipta Pramana. (2021). Red Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus Polyrhizus) to Reduce Cholesterol Level in People With Excessive Nutritional Status. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2557-2565. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17090