Friday, 23 Aug 2019

Does it myth of nor that durian can caused you a heart attack? this is the answer


IllustrationIllustration - From the news in the media on Thursday, February 7th 2019, a resident of Suluan Village, in Minahasa, North Sulawesi died after eating durian, drinking coffee, and Hemaviton (energy drink). And besides that there is also a public transportation driver who died from allegedly eating too much durian on Saturday, January 19th 2019.

From that information, the cause of their death was due to eating too much durian and also added with drinking coffee. So, is that really the cause?.

Clinical nutrition specialist, Dr. Dian Permatasari, SpGK emphasized that durian does not directly cause people to die. "If someone dies after eating durian, chances are they already have a history of heart problem" said Dr. Dian, quoted from, on Sunday, February 10th 2019.

"Durian contains lots of fiber, good fat, does not contain cholesterol, and has a variety of vitamins (such as vitamins) B complex, vitamin C is also quite high, potassium is good, and durian is actually a fruit that is low in salt" said Dr. Dian.

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For 100 grams of durian, there are about three to four medium-sized seeds, containing 150 calories and for one fruit around 800 to 1,500 calories, depending on the size. Durian contains large calories. But it also has many nutrients that are beneficial to the body.

Also explained by Dr. Dian, that the effect of consuming durian with high calories can trigger obesity if consumed in large quantities. "So, from obesity it can be a risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes" explained Dr. Dian.

He added, besides high in calorie, durian is also actually rich in carbohydrates which contain glucose and lactose. Therefore, durian can increase blood sugar quickly. So that people with diabetes have to hold themselves to not eating too much.

From the contents of durian, it can be concluded that durian is not the cause of death. But if someone dies due to durian, she said it is necessary to check the medical history of whether the victim for example has a history of diabetes or not.

"So if someone who just ate durian immediately dies, it is not because of durian. Maybe the person already has condition before" she said.

"And people who die suddenly are generally caused by a heart attack. To remember, this is not caused by durians. And that (durian as the cause of death or increases heart rate) is a myth, in fact it has many contents that are good for the body" she said.


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