Studies related to Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and Ephedrine

Herbal Ephedra/caffeine For Weight Loss: A 6-month Randomized Safety And Efficacy Trial

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 167
Sex n/a
Notes for this study:
Over a period of 6 months, ephedrine/caffeine at 90mg/192mg daily (from Ma Huang and Kola Nut) reduced body weight by 5.6kg while placebo induced 2.6kg weight loss.

LDL cholesterol was reduced by 8mg/dl in EC group and HDL cholesterol increased by 2.7mg/dl. Placebo did not see changes.

Small increases in blood pressure and heart rate were seen, but of minor significance. Compliance was similar in both groups.