Ginger supplementation offers beneficial effects on patients with metabolic syndrome. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Effects of ginger supplementation on anthropometric, glycemic and metabolic parameters in subjects with metabolic syndrome: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2019 Jun ;18(1):119-125. Epub 2019 Mar 22. PMID: 31275882
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the worldwide most chronic endocrine disorders. The disease can also lead to several other chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases and cancers. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ginger powder on biochemical and anthropometric parameters in patients with MetS.
Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 37 patients with MetS. We supplemented the individuals with MetS with either 2 g per day ginger powder or placebo for 12 weeks. Biochemical and anthropometric parameters before and after the intervention were compared between the two groups.
Results: After 12 weeks of treatment, the levels of triglyceride (TG), FBS, and insulin resistance were significantly improved in the patients receiving ginger in compare to the placebo group ( < 0·05). Moreover, significant changes were observed in terms of weight, waist circumference, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and energy intake between the groups.
Conclusion: In general, our findings demonstrated that the ginger supplementation offers beneficial effects on patients with MetS, at least, in part due to the modulatory effects on TG, FBS, and insulin resistance.