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Meta-analysis Shows Garlic Supplements Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension, Stimulating the Immune System, and Reducing Serum Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide. High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular illnesses, but antihypertensive medications have been associated with a wide range of side effects. High levels of serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol also are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Statins are commonly used to

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Meta-analysis Confirms Correlation of Coffee Consumption with Reduced Liver Cancer Risk; No Significant Effect on Biliary Tract Cancers

Coffee beverages from coffee (Coffea arabica, Rubiaceae) beans can offer many health benefits to the liver, with anti-cancer effects exerted by caffeine, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects by phenolic components. Coffee diterpenes may have anti-cancer effects. The liver benefits from coffee’s contributions to lipid metabolism regulation. Systematic reviews have found coffee consumption associated with lower rates of steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis,

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Meta-analysis Shows Turmeric Effective in Lowering Low-density Lipoproteins and Triglycerides

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of mortality in the world, and the increased risk is characterized by age, sex, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Treatment of dyslipidemia is important for the prevention of CVD. Statins have shown promise in the treatment of dyslipidemia, but they have a potential for serious

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Meta-analysis of the Effects of Ginkgo Extract on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are characterized by symptoms of aggression, agitation, and psychosis, which typically decrease the quality of life for the patient while increasing caregiver distress, the risk for nursing home admission, and financial burden on the healthcare system. BPSD is a treatment target for patients with dementia. In conventional medicine, pharmacological management of anti-dementia drugs

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Meta-analysis Finds Cocoa Flavanols Can Improve Both Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) Flavanols Cardiometabolic Diseases Biomarkers Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are worldwide health concerns. Previous studies have shown that the consumption of chocolate (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Chocolate, cocoa, or their flavanol compounds may also attenuate blood pressure according to numerous prior

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Meta-analysis Finds Standardized St. John’s Wort Extracts as Effective as Conventional Antidepressants

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae) St. John’s wort (SJW; Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae) aerial parts are a popular treatment for depression, and many countries in Europe prescribe SJW for that purpose. According to the authors, SJW has been well researched; however, the results are conflicting. The last large published meta-analysis was conducted in 2008, and it found SJW superior to

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