Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Crocus Sativus On Serum Cytokine Levels In Subjects With Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial

Effect None
Values pg/ml. Median and IQR. Placebo: before 108.54 (65.83-220.50), after 118.39 (75.4-230.3). Saffron: before 157.92 (95.3-308.7), after 176.67 (138.9-272.2).
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 44
Sex Both Genders
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 44 participants with metabolic syndrome took 100 mg of saffron o or placebo daily for 12 weeks. LDL and total cholester were the only parameters measured that showed a statistically significant difference between groups, while the rest of the lipid profile, metabolic markers, and a variety of markers of inflammation didn't.