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Table 2 Subgroup analysis of serum total cholesterol (TC) levels

From: Efficacy and safety of turmeric and curcumin in lowering blood lipid levels in patients with cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Outcome of interest    No. of No. of Effects SMD 95% CI Heterogeneity P-value
    study patients model    P value I 2 (%)  
    arms        
TC    6 436 Random −0.375 −0.757 to 0.006 0.002 73.80 0.054
  Form of intervention Turmeric powder 2 186 Fixed −0.000 −0.288 to 0.288 0.272 17.10 0.999
   Turmeric extract 2 103 Fixed −0.584 −0.980 to −0.188 0.228 31.10 0.004*
  Type of disease MetS 2 136 Fixed −0.934 −1.289 to −0.579 0.510 0.000 <0.0001***
   Hyperglycemia 4 300 Fixed −0.059 −0.285 to 0.168 0.561 0.000 0.612
  1. MetS metabolic syndrome
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.001
  4. ***p < 0.0001