The effect of saffron on weight and lipid profile: A systematic review, meta‐analysis, and dose–response of randomized clinical trials

@article{Rahmani2019TheEO,
  title={The effect of saffron on weight and lipid profile: A systematic review, meta‐analysis, and dose–response of randomized clinical trials},
  author={Jamal Rahmani and Nicla Manzari and Jacqueline Y. Thompson and Cain C. T. Clark and Gemma Villanueva and Hamed Kord Varkaneh and Parvin Mirmiran},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={33},
  pages={2244 - 2255}
}
Plant derivatives such as carotenoids and phytosterols enrich foods have been shown to reduce plasma triglyceride (TG), low‐density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and cholesterol concentrations. The aim of this systematic review and meta‐analyses study was to investigate the effects of saffron on lipid profiles, reported in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We performed a systematic electronic search in PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane, and SCOPUS to identify RCTs and screening of relevant articles… 
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