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Plaque-Busting Garlic (Germany)
Regular garlic consumption appears to prevent the buildup of fatty plaques in the arteries and may even shrink existing plaques, say German researchers who recently concluded a four-year study of 280 adults. People who ingested 900 mg of garlic powder daily had up to 18% less arterial plaque at the end of the study than those taking a placebo. The effect, seen in both sexes, was most pronounced in women: While plaque volume rose by 53% in women on the placebo, it declined by 4.6% in those taking garlic. (Atherosclerosis, May 1999)
Date Published: 10/30/2002
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