- The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: a systematic review of randomized clinical trialsShao Kang Hung
Complementary Medicine, PCMD, University of Exeter, UK
Phytomedicine 18:235-44. 2011..To critically assess the current evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) for or against the effectiveness or efficacy of Rhodiola rosea...
- Case reports of adverse effects of herbal medicinal products (HMPs): a quality assessmentShao Kang Hung
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
Phytomedicine 18:335-43. 2011..Case reports provide essential information on adverse effects. Yet there is little consistency in the quality and format of reporting them...
- Botanical extracts as anti-aging preparations for the skin: a systematic reviewKatherine J Hunt
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Devon, UK
Drugs Aging 27:973-85. 2010..Independent replications with larger, more diverse samples, longer treatment durations and more rigorous study designs are required to validate these preliminary findings...
- The Use of Garcinia Extract (Hydroxycitric Acid) as a Weight loss Supplement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Clinical TrialsIgho Onakpoya
Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Devon EX2 4NT, UK
J Obes 2011:509038. 2011..It is concluded that the RCTs suggest that Garcinia extracts/HCA can cause short-term weight loss. The magnitude of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain. Future trials should be more rigorous and better reported...