A recent study revealed that garlic can reduce artery plaque, which is usually diagnosed as atherosclerosis. The researchers wanted to see if aged garlic extract (AGE) could reduce plaques in the coronary artery (the artery that supplies the heart). The study involved 55 subjects with metabolic syndrome with an average age of 58.7 years. The study lasted an average of 354 days. The subjects were divided into two groups. One group was orally administered 2400 mg of AGE daily. The other group was given a placebo. All subjects remained on their previous medications and did not change their medications during the course of the study.
At the end of the study the results showed that the AGE group had a significant decrease in coronary artery plaque, while the placebo group had an increase in plaque volume. The researchers believe that AGE is effective, because of its ability to reduce cholesterol, dilate blood vessels (decrease blood pressure), reduce inflammation, and prevent LDLs from being oxidized.
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