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  Masni , Saifuddin Sirajuddin , Syaharuddin and Aminuddin Syam
  Beta-carotene, one component of palm oil, is a precursor of vitamin A and functions as pro-vitamin A; therefore, palm oil has the potential to be used as a food source to prevent the occurrence of vitamin A deficiency (VAD). This study aimed to determine the effect of a red palm oil emulsion on the plasma retinol levels of primary school children in a coastal area of Makassar City. Quasi-experimental research with a pre-test post-test design was conducted in the Cambaya Elementary School Sub District of Ujung Tanah Makassar City and involved 36 sixth-grade students who were divided into three treatment groups; each group consisted of 12 students. The first group was given 5 mL/day of red palm oil emulsion for one month. The second and the third group were given 10 and 15 mL/day, respectively, for one month. The plasma retinol levels were measured before and after one month of administration of the red palm oil emulsion. The research began with a hedonic test to determine the level of preference and consumer acceptance of the emulsion product and it continued with the intervention stage. The results showed that the most preferred emulsion product was an emulsion of red palm oil using a melon flavor. Giving the emulsion at a dose of 10 and 15 mL/day leads to a significant effect on the plasma retinol levels, which is characterized by a significant difference between the mean plasma retinol levels before and after the intervention (p<0.05); administration of the emulsion at a dose of 5 mL/day did not provide a significant effect, although it appears there was an increase in plasma retinol levels after the intervention. Finally, it can be concluded that the red palm oil emulsion did have an effect on the plasma retinol levels of primary school children.
  Jamaluddin M. Sakung , Saifuddin Sirajuddin , Andi Zulkifli , Stang Abdul Rahman , A. Arsunan Arsin , Masni , Nurhaedar Jafar and Bohari
  Background and Objective: Current efforts to overcome hypertension have been predominantly based on medical treatment. Nutritional education and local food use are still limited in efforts to lower blood pressure. This study was conducted to analyze the effect of nutritional education intervention and the provision of chayote on changes in blood pressure of pre-diabetic high school teachers. Methodology: This research study is an experiment consisting of a sample of high school teachers (SMA) with pre-diabetes in Palu city. The number of subjects per group was 25 people and they were categorized as the following: Group I = Intervention of instant chayote, Group II = Nutrition education intervention and Group III = Nutrition education intervention and provision of chayote. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure was measured before and after intervention. Data analysis were performed using pairwise t-test and Wallis crucial test and significance was considered at p<0.05. Results: Change in the mean and standard deviation of systolic blood pressure after intervention with instant infusion of chayote was 15.24±10.54 mm Hg (p = 0.00), after nutrition education intervention was 3.12±12.34 mm Hg (p = 0.190) and intervention in combination of nutrition education and instant chayote were 14.48±12.00 (p = 0.00). The change in diastolic blood pressure after intervention with the administration of siam gourd was 11.24±8.29 mm Hg (p = 0.00), nutritional education intervention was 1.88±10.33 mm Hg (p = 0.253) and intervention in combination of nutritional education and chayote was 6.84±11.76 mm Hg (p = 0.005). Conclusion: Instant chayote interventions combined with nutritional education may significantly decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressures in pre-diabetic high school teachers.
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