Water extract of Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas L) Did Not Increase Body Weight of Preganant Mice
Uci Ary Lantika, Ratna Damailia, R.Retno Ekawati, Tryando Bhatara
Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Bandung
Purple sweet potato has been widely known in the community due to the easiness of cultivation and has a good taste. Purple sweet potato is commonly consumed as daily food as it can be a source of carbohydrates and energy. Other benefits that can be found from the consumption of purple sweet potato are antioxidant effects and also a source of vitamins and fiber. This can be the fundamental reasoning for the development of purple sweet potato water extract as a supplement that can be consumed during pregnancy. This research was conducted to observe the effect of purple sweet potato extract supplementation during pregnancy on body weight of pregnant mice (Mus musculus). This research was an experimental study with completely randomized design. Thirty pregnant mice were divided into 3 groups: control group, intervention of purple sweet potato water extract dose of 60mg/g BW group, and intervention of purple sweet potato water extract intervention dose of 120mg/g BB. The extract was given from the 6th day until the 18th day. During the study, the mice were weighed and weight gain was calculated. Statistical analysis was performed on data obtained through the ANNOVA test to see the significance of the treatment. The average body weight of mice was found greatest in the purple sweet potato water extract at a dose of 120 mg/g BW and the smallest in the control group. From statistical analysis, there was no significant difference in the mean body weight between groups (p> 0.05). Suplementation of purple sweet potato water extract does not cause weight gain of the pregnant mice.
Keywords: purple sweet potato, pregnancy, body weight
Topic: Basic and Clinical Medical Sciences
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