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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Is the use of pomegranate an effective approach in reducing blood glucose? A meta-analysis

Melike Demir Doğan

Aims: In the light of this information, this study was conducted to determine the effect of the use of pomegranate on blood glucose, insulin level, and HbA1c value.
Methods: Randomised controlled clinical trials were reviewed on Pubmed, ISI Web of Sciences and Google Scholar databases. 7 randomised controlled trials were included in meta-analysis.In order to test existence of heterogeneity, Cochran’s Q test and I2 test statistics were applied. According to heterogeneity of test results, fixed effect and random effects meta-analysis models were used. Hedges’ G test statistics was used to show the common effect between pomegranate and placebo groups in meta-analysis.
Results: When the standardised average difference value of pomegranate and placebo groups was calculated to evaluate the effect of pomegranate on reducing the blood glucose, this value was found to be -0.0322 (95% CI:-0.251 to 0.187). When the standardised average difference value of pomegranate and placebo groups was calculated to evaluate the effect of pomegranate on insulin level, this value was found to be -0.129 (95% CI:-0.408 to 0.151). When the standardised average difference value of pomegranate and placebo groups was calculated to evaluate the effect of pomegranate on HbA1c, this value was found to be 0.250 (95% CI:-0.440 to 0.940).
Conclusions: As a result of this meta-analysis, it was observed that the use of pomegranate was an effective approach in reducing blood glucose and insulin concentration. However, it was determined that the use of pomegranate was not an effective approach on HbA1c value.
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How to cite this article:
Melike Demir Doğan. Is the use of pomegranate an effective approach in reducing blood glucose? A meta-analysis. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(1):05-12.
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