In a small trial of eight males receiving 2 g Panax ginseng extract three times daily (total PGE 6 g/day) for 8 weeks, serum total cholesterol, LDL, and triglyceride
concentrations were decreased by 12%, 45% and 24%, respectively and a 44% increase in HDL was reported (Kim & Park 2003).
Red ginseng, 1.5 g three times daily before meals for 7 days, reduced liver cholesterol, decreased the atherogenic index and elevated HDL-cholesterol in 11 patients (5 normal subjects and 6 with hyperlipidaemia). Serum cholesterol was not significantly altered, but serum triglycerides were significantly decreased (Yamamoto & Kumagai 1982).
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