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Artichoke leaf extract for treating hypercholesterolaemia

  1. Barbara Wider1,*,
  2. Max H Pittler2,
  3. Joanna Thompson-Coon3,
  4. Edzard Ernst4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003335.pub3


How to Cite

Wider B, Pittler MH, Thompson-Coon J, Ernst E. Artichoke leaf extract for treating hypercholesterolaemia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003335. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003335.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Exeter Medical School, Institute of Health Services Research, Exeter, UK

  2. 2

    Hospital for Cancer Research, Plau am See, Germany

  3. 3

    University of Exeter, Peninsula CLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, Exeter, UK

  4. 4

    Peninsula Medical School, Complementary Medicine, Exeter, Devon, UK

*Barbara Wider, Institute of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Veysey Building, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter, EX2 4SG, UK. b.wider@exeter.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Methodological quality summary: review authors' judgements about each methodological quality item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Artichoke leaf extract vs placebo, Outcome 1 Total cholesterol reduction (mmol/L).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Artichoke leaf extract vs placebo, Outcome 2 LDL-cholesterol reduction (mmol/L).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Artichoke leaf extract vs placebo, Outcome 3 HDL-cholesterol reduction (mmol/L).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Artichoke leaf extract vs placebo, Outcome 4 Triglycerides reduction (mmol/L).