Chinese herbal medicines for hypercholesterolemia.

  title={Chinese herbal medicines for hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Zhao Lan Liu and Jian-Ping Liu and Anthony Lin Zhang and Qiong Wu and Yao Ruan and George Lewith and Denise Visconte},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Hypercholesterolemia is an important key contributory factor for ischemic heart disease and is associated with age, high blood pressure, a family history of hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes. Chinese herbal medicines have been used for a long time as lipid-lowering agents. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of Chinese herbal medicines on hypercholesterolemia. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the following databases: The Cochrane Library (issue 8, 2010), MEDLINE (until July 2010… CONTINUE READING
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