The Effects of Panax Ginseng on Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats: Meta Analysis

Kook, Se-Jeong;Kim, Gun-Hee;Choi, Ki-Heon

  • Published : 2009.02.28


The present study was carried out to summarize the effect of ginseng in the experimental diabetic rats by meta-analysis related studies. The association measure to test effect of ginseng was the mean difference(MD) between group of rats induced streptozotocin(STZ) and group of rats induced STZ treated with ginseng about the considered effect factors. The level of FI, glucose and TG were significantly reduced(< 0.01), and the level of glycogen was significantly increased by treatment with ginseng (< 0.01) After checking the indication of publication bias for the combined MDs by using the funnel plots, the anti-diabetic effects of ginseng is clearly presented in FI, glucose, TG and glycogen (< 0.05).


Panax Ginseng;meta analysis;publication bias;trim and fill method


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