The association between consistent licorice ingestion, hypertension and hypokalaemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Penninkilampi2017TheAB,
  title={The association between consistent licorice ingestion, hypertension and hypokalaemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={R. Penninkilampi and E. Eslick and G. Eslick},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={699-707}
}
There have been numerous case reports of severe adverse events including deaths following chronic licorice ingestion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of chronic ingestion of licorice on blood pressure, plasma potassium, plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone. A search of MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, DARE, CINAHL and Current Contents Connect was performed from inception through to 26 April 2017. Trials that included a treatment group ingesting a product… Expand
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