Correlation between Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution and Dyslipidemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Objective. To study the correlation between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) constitution and dyslipidemia. Methods. CNKI, VIP, Wanfang database, CBMdisc, PubMed, and Embase were searched, and meta-analysis was performed by Review Manager 5.2 software. Results. Altogether 11 studies were included with 12890 individuals. The results showed that balanced constitution was a protective factor of dyslipidemia (OR = 0.62, 95% CI 0.47∼0.82) while phlegm-dampness constitution was a risk factor of it (OR = 2.50, 95% CI 2.22∼2.80), and the effect of phlegm-dampness constitution in South China (OR = 3.31, 95% CI 1.71∼6.43) was more obvious than that in East (OR = 2.40, 95% CI 2.06∼2.80) and North China (OR = 2.24, 95% CI 1.81∼2.78). Conclusion. This study provides evidence for the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in TCM. However, most of the studies included are of moderate quality; more high quality, multicenter, large-sample studies are expected to provide higher level evidence.

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Ma, Y. L., Yao, H., Yang, W. J., Ren, X. X., Teng, L., & Yang, M. C. (2017). Correlation between Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution and Dyslipidemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Hindawi Limited. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1896746

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