Is Chinese herbal medicine effective for the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia (high levels of fat in the blood)?

From: The Cochrane Collaboration

Journal rating:
rating: 98%
Study Quality:
rating: 100%
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 75%
Partcipants
rating: 25%

Participants/situation

  • 3 trials with 170 participants

Study

  • The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
  • This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped together to form an overall outcome.

Results

  • Three different herbal medicines were reviewed.  These included Zhusuan Huoxue decoction, Huoxue Huayu Tongluo decoction, and Chushi Huayu decoction. 
  • The review suggests that Chinese herbal medicines may have positive effects on hypertriglyceridaemia.
  • However, there was a clear bias in the papers and no long term outcomes.  As such, no firm outcome can be determined.

Answer

  • Undecided

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