Vitamin E and Fiber Intake with HDL and LDL Levels in Overweight Female Students at Islamic Boarding School University

Amilia Yuni Damayanti, Kartika Pibriyanti, Amalia Rahma Fadila, Hafidhatun Nabawiyah


Background: Excess fat will trigger a pathogenic response in adipose and adipocyte tissue. Characterized by an increase or decrease in lipid fractions in blood plasma. An alternative effort to normalize lipid fraction abnormalities in the blood is by regulating intake of micronutrients (vitamin E and fiber). Vitamin E is known as a fat-soluble antioxidant and soluble fiber in the small intestine will form a gel that acts as a fat binder so that blood lipid profile levels will decrease.

Objective: To see the relationship between vitamin E and fiber intake with HDL and LDL levels in overweight female students

Methods: This crosssectional study was conducted with 50 samples using purposive sampling techniques, namely students of Universitas Darussalam Gontor who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Fiber and vitamin E intake were obtained using the Semiquantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (SQ-FFQ). HDL and LDL levels are obtained from the results of blood tests.

Results: Our results showed a significant relationship between fiber intake with HDL levels with a p value of 0.009 and vitamin E intake with LDL levels with a p value of 0.000 While fiber intake with LDL levels did not have a significant relationship, as well as the relationship between vitamin E intake and HDL levels.

Conclusion: Our data suggests that overweight persons should increase consumption of fiber and vitamin E to improve their blood lipid profile.

International Journal of Human and Health Sciences Vol. 08 No. 01 Jan’24 Page: 32-37


Fiber, vitamin E, HDL, LDL, overweight female

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