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Effect of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) intake on glycemia: a meta-analysis of clinical trials

Nithya Neelakantan1*, Madanagopal Narayanan2, Russell J de Souza34 and Rob M van Dam125

Author Affiliations

1 Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore

2 Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore

3 Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

4 Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

5 Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

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Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:7  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-7

Published: 18 January 2014

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Additional file 1: Figure S1:

Funnel plot for effect of fenugreek on fasting blood glucose. The solid line represents the pooled effect estimate expressed as the weighted mean difference and the dashed lines represent pseudo-95% confidence limits. Figure S2. Funnel plot for effect of fenugreek on 2 hour postload glucose. The solid line represents the pooled effect estimate expressed as the weighted mean difference and the dashed lines represent pseudo-95% confidence limits. Figure S3. Forest plot of the effect of fenugreek on HbA1c. The effects in individual trials are depicted as open squares with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). The pooled estimate with 95% CI is depicted as an open diamond. Figure S4. Forest plot of the effect of fenugreek on fasting serum insulin. The effects in individual trials are depicted as open squares with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Pooled estimate with 95% CI is depicted as an open diamond.

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