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  • Alexander Olaussen

Zinc and Cholesterol


Evidence

Jayawardena, R., Ranasinghe, P., Galappatthy, P. et al. Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetol Metab Syndr 4, 13 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1758-5996-4-13

  • A SR and MA of 8 studies comparing the effects of Zinc supplementation on lipid parameters in patients with type-2 diabetes.

  • The pooled mean difference for total cholesterol between Zinc supplemented and placebo groups was 32.37mg/dl (95%CI:57.39,7.35; p<0.05).

  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol also showed a similar distinct reduction in the Zinc treated group, the pooled mean difference from random effects analysis was 11.19mg/dl (95%CI:21.14,1.25; p<0.05).

  • Studies have also shown a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressures after Zinc

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