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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January-March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 45-47

Effect of Cocoa on Body Weight, Waist Circumference and Visceral Fat Patient with Central Obesity

Sugirah Nour Rahman1, Citrakesumasari2, Nurpudji Astuti Taslim3

1Graduate School, 2Department of Nutrition School of Public Health,3Department of Nutrition School of Medicine,
Universitas Hasanuddin, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 10, PO Box 90245, Makassar, Indonesia

Corresponding Author: Sugirah Nour Rahman


Background: Central obesity is a condition of excess fat in the abdomen so that it can be at risk for various diseases of metabolic disease.
Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the effect extracts Theobroma cacao L on body weight, waist circumference and visceral fat.
Materials and Methods: This study was Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial. Forty (40) samples using Hospital Based on obese central patient with dyslipidemia in Universitas Hasanuddin Hospital. Sample is divided into two group, the intervention group by giving Theobroma cacao L ekstracts  4g/day and Control  group palcebo 4 g/day for 8 weeks. Body Weight measurements by TANITA digital scales, waist measurements by One Med tape and visceral fat measurements using BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis)
Result: The study found out, from 40 samples, 6 were dropped out and 34 samples completed the study (17 intervention and 17 control group). Both groups at the baseline did not show any differences. At the end of the study showed a decrease in Body Weight, Waist Circumference and Visceral Fat was higher in the intervention group compared with the control group with the mean changes of each group were (BB: 0.87 ± 1.97 VS 0.65 ± 1.61) (LP: 2.09 ± 2.47 VS -1.26 ± 216) (VF: 0.29 ± 0.59 VS 0.18 ± 0.81) although statistically not significant (p> 0.05). There was a significant reduction both intervention and control group for waist circumference with p <0.05.
Conclusion: Consumptionof extract Theobroma cacao L 4 gr / day for 8 weeksbenefit for reducedbody weight, waist circumference and visceral fat.

Keywords: Theobroma cacao L, Weight Loss, Waist Circumference, and Visceral Fat.

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