میز اداری صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری تبلیغات کلیکی میز تلویزیون پاراگلایدر آگهی رایگان محسن چاوشی دانلود آهنگ جدید خرید اینترنتی وبلاگدهی گن لاغری عکس بازیگران

Is Ginger Effective in lowering Blood Glucose Level?: A Meta-Analysis

Marites Cadam-us

Abstract


The researcher made use of the software Comprehensive Meta-analysis (CMA) downloaded from www.meta-analysis.com for the accurate synthesis of relevant data. The research studies were derived from a pool of several studies falls under the inclusion and exclusion criteria set by the researcher. The P values, mean, standard deviation and sample sizes of the individual studies were used to determine the treatment effect. The synthesis included five studies which state the beneficial effect of ginger with insulin on lowering blood glucose level of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patients were randomly assigned to consume ginger for 12 weeks (3 months) without insulin. The outcome was the reduction/improved in blood glucose level of clients within 3 months. The effect size was the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval for the primary outcome.
An odds ratio of 1.00 was used as the line of no effect. The mean odds ratio of 2.334 means that the oral intake of metformin lessen the blood glucose level of the client. The left side of the forest plot represent the use of ginger in lowering the blood glucose level the while the right side represents the use of control drug. It can be seen in the forest plot that the study weight was more evenly distributed among the studies regardless of the sample sizes. The reason is due to the study utilizing the random-effects model, which according to Borenstein et al. (2009), prevents the sample size from influencing the weight of the study to preventing the overall estimate to be overly influenced by any of the study. Furthermore, it can be gleaned from the table that the five studies of Arablou et.al(2014), Shidfar et al. (2015), Khandouzi et.al(2015), Mahluzi et.al(2013) and Frische et.al(2010) favored the use of metformin to lower blood glucose level of clients with type 2 diabetes. Of the five studies, Shidfar et.al (2015) was the highest which has confidence interval of 0.085 – 0.262 which means that it is the most precise study. According to the 95% confidence interval and the over-all p-value, the overall p-value of 0.002 of all the studies were found to be significant.

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