The Effects of Anti-Atherogenic Properties of Beverage of the Date Seeds (Phoenix dactilifera L.) in Pre-Menopause women: A Study of Indonesian Women

  • Saryono Saryono
  • Atikah Proverawati


Background: people were commonly consume some seeds like steeping as beverage. This is the first study that was to prove the effects of anti-atherogenic properties of beverage of the date seeds in pre-menopause women. Materials and methods: The quasi-experimental design was used in the study. Thirty-two of pre-menopause women with hyperlipidemia history in Gununglurah village, Banyumas were recruited. Each participant signed an informed consent to obtain a 5 cc blood sample through the mediana cubital vein. Lipid profiles test were done before and after treatment. Beverage of the Date seeds of Deglet Nour cultivar was consume for 14 days with the dosage of 2.5 grams each day. The data were analyzed by using the paired -test with a significance level of p > 0.05. Results: Prior to treatment, pre-menopause women tend to have unhealthy lipid profile. The mean scores of total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL and LDL levels were 251.53±35.23, 232.50±35.17, 35.69±6.55, 167.11±40.31 mg/dL. After consumed beverage of the date seeds, the total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and atherogenic levels were decrease, while HDL level was significantly increased (p<0.05). Conclusion: The study demonstrated that the lipid profiles of the pre-menopause women were improved after date seed beverage consumption. The implication of the study was that pre-menopausal women could consume the date seed beverage routinely to maintain a good lipid profiles and keep healthy. The professional health care also can give the education regarding the date seed beverage could decrease the lipid profiles in pre-menopause women.