Pengaruh pemberian rumput laut sargassum sp terhadap kadar hemoglobin dan feritin serum


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Submitted: 19-10-2017
Published: 19-10-2017
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Background : Anemia is a global phenomenon involving developing countries. Fifty percent of anemia cases is caused by iron deficiency. Indonesia is a tropical country that is rich in various kinds of marine plants and still not used optimally.Sargassum sp is one of high iron contains seaweed but still less utilized.

Objectives: the aim of this study was to analyze the influence of Sargassum sp on hemoglobin and serum ferritin level.

Methods : a simple randomized with pre and posttest control group design was used in this study. Sixteen Wistar male rats were divided into 2 groups (1) control (2) treatment and fed with Sargassum sp 0,49 g for 14 days. During the treatment pre and post hemoglobin and serum ferritin was measured.

Results : : iron level in Sargassum sp was 122,37mg/g and Pb level was 0,00009%. In the treatment group hemoglobin level was significantly increased 5,24 mg/dl (p<0,05) and serum ferritin was increased 4,20 µg/ml (p>0,05).

Conclusion : sargassum sp increased hemoglobin level on anemic wistar rat but not in serum ferritin significantly. 


sargassum sp, iron, hemoglobin, serum ferritin

  1. Anita Yuniarti 
    Departemen Ilmu Gizi, Fakultas Kedokteran, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
  2. Soeharyo Hadisaputro 
    Bagian Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia
  3. Nyoman Suci W 
    Bagian Patologi Klinik Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia