Vitamin B12 Intake to Megaloblastic Anemia on Vegetarian in Vihara Meitriya Khirti Palembang

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Today more people are consciously diverng their eang habits from the main foods consisng of meat to meatless food. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and grain products do not contain vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is not absorbed in the colon, so strict vegetarians always have vitamin B12 deficiency that lasts very slowlyovermanyyears.Thepurposeofthisstudywasto determined the relaonship of vitamin B12 intake in vegetarian food to Megaloblasc anemia due to vitamin B12 deficiency in vegetarians at the Meitriya Khir Monastery in Palembang using a cross seconal design. The samples studied were vegetarians withthecriteriaoflactoovoandlactovegetariantypes, underwent vegetaon more than 3 years and did not take vitamin B12supplements,samplesweretakenwiththeaccidental samplingof10people.TheaverageintakeofvitaminB12 obtained by the food recall method for 3 days using nutrisurvey program, the value of Mean Corpuscular Volume was obtained by laboratory tesng of blood samples. From the correlaon test results obtained P value of 0.037 which means that there was an influence between the intake of Vitamin B12 in vegetarian food on the value of Mean Corpuscular Volume. Vegetarians are advised to improve the quality and quanty of food by varying the types and porons of food, especially eggs and milk which can sll be consumed because of the source of vitamin B12 in vegetarian foods lacto ovo and lacto vegetarian only from eggs and milk and regularly consume vitamin B12 supplements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Kesehatan Komunitas (Journal of Community Health)
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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