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THE EFFECT OF GINGER SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE LIPID PROFILE, BLOOD GLUCOSE, QUALITY OF LIFE AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

Mohamad Hassan Adel, Maryam Alasvand, Shirin Alasvand, Saeed yazdankhah, Hossein Babaahmadi-Rezaei

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Review: Background: cardiovascular disease remains the main cause of mortality in the world. Ginger is an effective way for treatment of blocking vessels and contain compounds that are useful for heart and blood vessels. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of ginger supplementation on clinical outcomes and quality of life for atherosclerosis disease. Materials and Methods: This study was a placebo-controlled triple blind clinical trial involving 72 patients with atherosclerosis for 2 months from October to December 2015. Cholesterol, FBS, VLDL, HDL and Tg was measured at the beginning and end. Ginger powder or a placebo were given 1600 mg per day and exercise test before and after the intervention. Test variables using Paired T-Test, Student T-Test, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney were compared and P <0.05 was considered significant. Results: In the experimental group weight, FBS, Tg, VLDL compared to the control group (placebo) decreased statistically significant (P = 0 <0.05).also in Ginger consumer groups Exercise test duration and the number of METS increased statistically significant (P = 0 <0.05). Total score quality of life as well as heart pain score improved in the intervention group was more effective than placebo (P = 0 <0.05). Conclusion: This study showed that taking ginger supplement for 2 months in patients with coronary artery disease is good for cardiovascular patients by reducing blood lipid, reducing mean fasting blood sugar, improve performance and quality of life and heart pain, and it that taking this supplement.

Keywords: atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, Ginger.


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