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Oral Tamarillo Juice Preventable to Decline Lung Function among Parking Workers

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 1535-1537

Keywords : Lung function; FVC; FEV1; Tamarillo juice; antioxidants;

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Recently, the research on the effects of antioxidants on tamarillo has not done a lot. Tamarillo contains several types of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta carotene, anthocyanins, flavonols, and phenolic acids. The objective of this study was to investigate the provision of oral tamarillo juice twice daily to prevent a decline in lung function among parking workers. This study used the expansion randomized pretest and posttest control group design. Subjects of this study was parking workers in Denpasar. Subject selected by purposive sampling and divided into two groups based on random allocation. Examination of lung function has been done by a spirometer Autospiro AS-500 Minato by measuring %FEV1 and %FVC pre and post in Treatment and Control Groups. The results were analyzed by independent sample and paired samples t-test. In this study, it was found that provision of oral tamarillo juice twice a day for two weeks may prevent decline of the force vital capacity ( %FVC) but had no effect on expiratory force 1st second ( %FEV1). From this study it can be concluded that the provision of oral tamarillo juice preventable to decline lung function mainly the force vital capacity ( %FVC).

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