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Ginger Supplementation May Exert a Beneficial Effect on Lipid Profile in Subjects with Hyperlipidemia
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study involving 85 patients with hyperlipidemia, results indicate that consumption of ginger may exert a lipid lowering effect. The patients were randomized to ginger (ginger capsules 3g/day) or placebo for a period of 45 days. At intervention end, significant reductions in mean triglycerides and LDL cholesterol and increases in HDL cholesterol were observed in the ginger group, compared with the placebo group. Thus, the authors of this study conclude, "The results show that ginger has a significant lipid lowering effect compared to placebo."
"Investigation of the effect of ginger on the lipid levels. A double blind controlled clinical trial," Alizadeh-Navaei R, Roozbeh F, et al, Saudi Med J, 2008; 29(9): 1280-84.