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Evaluation of daily ginger consumption for the prevention of chronic diseases in adults: A cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition, April 2017
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Title
Evaluation of daily ginger consumption for the prevention of chronic diseases in adults: A cross-sectional study
Published in
Nutrition, April 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.nut.2016.05.009
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Yu Wang, Hongxia Yu, Xiulei Zhang, Qiyan Feng, Xiaoyan Guo, Shuguang Li, Rong Li, Dan Chu, Yunbo Ma

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess daily ginger consumption and explore its correlation with chronic diseases among adults and to analyze further how different levels of ginger intake affect the prevalence of chronic diseases. We examined the prevalence rate of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease [CHD], hyperlipidemia, cerebrovascular disease, fatty liver, anemia, and tumor), as well as the daily ginger intake in a large cross-sectional study. In all, 4628 participants (1823 men and 2805 women) ages 18 to 77 y completed face-to-face dietary and health questionnaires. We extracted diagnoses and investigation results from the participants' health records. The association between the level of ginger intake (0-2 g/d, 2-4 g/d, and 4-6 g/d) and the prevalence of chronic diseases was analyzed by using χ(2) statistical test and unconditional logistic model. Overall, daily ginger consumption was associated with decreased risk for hypertension (odds ratio [OR], 0.92; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.86-0.98) and CHD (OR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.78-0.96) in adults ages ≥18 y. Differences were also observed in adults ages ≥40 y: hypertension (OR, 0.92; 95% CI, 0.87-0.99), CHD (OR, 0.87; 95% CI, 0.78-0.97). However, after 20 y, no association was seen for hypertension but there was still a difference between ginger consumption and CHD in adults ages ≥60 y (OR, 0.84; 95% CI, 0.73-0.96). Again, the probability of illness (hypertension or CHD) decreased when the level of daily ginger intake increased. These data indicate that ginger has a potential preventive property against some chronic diseases, especially hypertension and CHD, as well as its ability to reduce the probability of illness.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 27%
Student > Master 17 18%
Researcher 16 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Professor 5 5%
Other 8 8%
Unknown 18 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 8%
Chemistry 4 4%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 26 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2021.
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