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Cumin supplement improves cholesterol

If your LDL is too high and your HDL is too low, supplementation with cumin - the spice that you can simply buy at a local supermarket or toko - may help you a little. You should not exaggerate the effect of supplementation with Cuminum cyminum, but according to a meta-study published in Phytotherapy Research, it is significant.

Cumin supplement improves cholesterol

The researchers aggregated the results of 6 clinical trials, in which a total of 376 subjects aged 18-60 years had participated, and analyzed them again.

The type of supplement varied from trial to trial. Some studies used cumin oil, some an extract, some just plain powder. The daily intake ranged from 25 milligrams to three grams. The length of the trials ranged from 2-6 months.

Cumin administration lowered the LDL level by an average of 6.94 milligrams per deciliter and increased the HDL level by 3.35 milligrams per deciliter. This effect is big enough to pull someone with slightly elevated values ​​out of the red zone.

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Cumin supplement improves cholesterol

Cumin supplement improves cholesterol

Cumin supplement improves cholesterol

Cumin supplementation had no clear effect on triglyceride levels.

"The currently available data demonstrates the beneficial effects of cumin supplementation on the control of serum/plasma lipid parameters", write the researchers.

"This results including the reduction in [...] LDL-C, as well as increasing the level of high density lipoprotein."

"Overall, this systematic review with meta-analysis indicated that cumin supplementation can be considered as a safe therapeutic option beside statins and other routinely administered lipid lowering agents."

"Despite the high methodological quality of the randomized controlled trials, we suggest that more research with larger sample size and longer intervention period are needed if cumin is to be recommended for clinical use in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia."

Phytother Res. 2018 Nov;32(11):2146-54.

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