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Chinese herbal medicine may be effective for treating metabolic syndrome according to a systematic review by Korean authors. Twelve RCTs compared herbal medicines with placebo, no treatment or conventional medicine. All the trials showed positive effects for herbal medicines, and most of them reported these as significant. Herbal medicines showed therapeutic effects on regulating waist circumference, blood glucose, blood lipids and blood pressure according to the authors’ meta-analysis.

Herbal Medicines for Treating Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5936402.


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