- Artichoke leaf extract for treating hypercholesterolaemiaBarbara Wider
Institute of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD003335. 2013..Whether ALE is truly effective for this indication is still a matter of debate. This is an update of a review first published in 2002 and last updated in 2009...
- Conducting systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine: common pitfallsBarbara Wider
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Eval Health Prof 32:417-30. 2009....
- Serenoa repens (saw palmetto): a systematic review of adverse eventsTaofikat B Agbabiaka
Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
Drug Saf 32:637-47. 2009..We found no evidence for drug interactions with S. repens. However, higher quality reporting of adverse events is essential if safety assessments are to be improved in future...
- 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...