Efficacy of Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder as Nutrigenomic Therapy Against Malnutrition and Metabolic Perturbation Related Diseases: a Preliminary Study of Madura Islands Variety
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- moringa oleifera, malnutrition, metabolic diseases, Madura variety
Malnutrition and metabolic disease are the major problem of global population during the last few decades. The increasing of infant mortality related under caloric protein diet was reported in the developing countries. Moreover, metabolic perturbation caused by nutrient deficiency is the advanced physiological complication associated malnutrition. In addition, by contrast, an excess caloric intake is not only the common problem in the Western countries, but also becoming emerging metabolic disease in the low income countries. Thus, the exploration of a reliable nutritional therapy derived from local biodiversity is required. Moringa oleifera is a tropical and subtropical plant that widely spread in equatorial region. Moringa is a traditional medicinal plant rich in nutrition due to the presence of some essential nutrients in its leaves. Even though some previous studies have been done to investigate the potential ingredients and benefits of Moringa leaf powder, however the exploration of nutritional values of Moringa oleifera Sumenep Madura variety is unknown. This study was conducted by using proximate analysis of nutritional ingredients within Moringa leaf powder obtained from two cultivate of Sumenep Madura varieties. Our laboratory data showed that Moringa leaf powder from Varian A has a higher level of protein (29.720 %), fat (4.971%), carbohydrate (38.417%), and vitamin C (985.305 mg/100g). Importantly, the similar pattern of nutritional ingredients was observed in Varian B (32.865 % of protein levels, 4.707% of fat concentration, 36.784% of carbohydrate, and 1050.575 mg/100g of vitamin C). In summary, the findings from our preliminary study provide a novel evidence and justification the potential nutrients within Moringa leaf powder Sumenep Madura cultivate. It is possible that to propose this local Moringa as an additional nutrigenomik therapy combating malnutrition and metabolic diseases in the younger age.
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TY - CONF AU - Hendra Susanto AU - Tinny Endang Hernowati AU - M. Rasjad Indra PY - 2017/07 DA - 2017/07 TI - Efficacy of Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder as Nutrigenomic Therapy Against Malnutrition and Metabolic Perturbation Related Diseases: a Preliminary Study of Madura Islands Variety BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in One Health (ICOH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 271 EP - 275 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icoh-17.2018.53 DO - 10.2991/icoh-17.2018.53 ID - Susanto2017/07 ER -