Science Journal of Medicine and Clinical Trials

January 2016,Volume 2016, ISSN: 2916-7487

Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


The Influence of Exercise and Nutritional Diet on Metabolism Status of Overweight Police in Semarang, Indonesia

Bashir Mabrok Lakhal1, Hardhono Susanto2, Tjokorda Pemayun3 and Bagoes Widjanarko4

Author affiliation: Doctoral Program of Medical and Health Science Diponegoro University Semarang – Indonesia

Accepted on December 09, 2016; Available Online 22 January,2016

doi: 10.7237/sjmct/291


The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased significantly in developing countries, including Indonesia. Overweight and obesity is the most important public health problems and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the changes of metabolism status such as; triglycerides (TG), LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol. The study conducted on 40 overweight police, in 30-45 years of age, then divided into two groups: 20 police in control group and 20 police in intervention group that provide with aerobic class and nutritional diet. Both of groups got health education about nutritional healthy diet and exercise, healthy life style. After that, the metabolism status was checked at baseline and after 4 weeks of intervention. Result shows that there were significant correlations in intervention group on the risk factor for metabolic syndrome were decreased significant in LDL cholesterol level and total cholesterol. This study was only reducing not significant in metabolism status such as; triglycerides and HDL level. It concludes that aerobic class and nutritional diet have a positive effect on reducing risk factor of overweight and obesity.

Keyword: metabolic syndrome, aerobic, nutrition diet