Document Type : Original Research Article
1 Department of Biochemistry, Medical Biology and Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Lampung
2 Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, University of Lampung
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Faculty, University of Lampung
This study aimed to determine the effect of Ambon banana fruit consumption on plasma MDA levels and other cardiometabolic indicators in adult men with central obesity. A total of 30 volunteers were involved. The volunteers ask to take 250 grams of Ambon banana for breakfast for 28 days. The volunteers were examined for their plasma MDA levels and cardiometabolic indicators before and after treatment. The results showed that consuming Ambon banana fruit at breakfast for 28 days significantly reduced body weight, BMI, waist circumference, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure (p<0.05). Ambon banana intake has also been shown to reduce plasma MDA levels after treatment significantly (p<0.05), reaching 11.42% compared to MDA levels before treatment. Conclusion: Consuming Ambon banana at breakfast for 28 days improved cardiometabolic indicators and reduced plasma MDA levels in men with central obesity.