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Garlic Reduces Your Risk of Heart Disease & Other Medical Conditions

Garlic Reduces Your Risk of Heart Disease & Other Medical Conditions
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By    |   Thursday, 31 May 2018 03:26 PM

Recent blockbuster research from overseas confirms garlic can reduce inflammation in the body thereby tackling the No. 1 killer in our country – heart disease. And there is even more good news: it can even help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in chronically obese people.

A study from Poland suggests aged garlic extract supplementation reduced cardiovascular risk better than a placebo in lowering inflammation, one of the key markers in heart disease.

Researchers found the study participants who took the garlic extract also had decreased stiffness in the arteries which reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke even further.

Dr. Matthew Budoff, M.D., a noted cardiologist from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center tells Newsmax Health that taking aged garlic extract can also provide extra benefit in reversing plaque buildup.

"Our studies on Kyolic aged garlic extract (AGE) have demonstrated taking a supplement daily is a safe and effective way of reducing the accumulation of soft plaque and preventing the formation of new plaque in the arteries. AGE is both beneficial for slowing atherosclerosis and reversing early stages of heart disease," Budoff tells Newsmax Health. "These findings provide cardiologists and internists an additional tool for patients at high risk for heart disease."

The Polish study also showed that taking AGE supplements reduced chronic inflammation in obese individuals who at a higher risk for developing heart disease.

This coincides with recent research at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences that was published in the April 2018 issue of Clinical Nutrition.

One in three people in the United States is obese and one of the most dangerous complications of obesity is low-grade inflammation that has been linked to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, kidney disease and certain types of cancer.

The Florida based research team found AGE with its powerful anti-inflammatory powers might be the answer to modifying obesity-related inflammation. In their study, participants who took AGE saw an improvement in their immune cell activity and had lower LDL levels.

"We found that the consumption of AGE can produce anti-inflammatory effects in adults with obesity," states Susan Percival, one of the study's co-authors.

Noted cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, co-author along with Tommy Rosa, of the bestselling book, Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth, calls garlic a "powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent."

"It's been used since the age of Hippocrates to treat a variety of ailments but modern cardiologists tout garlic as an excellent blood thinner, cholesterol-lowering agent and an herb that can even lower blood pressure as effectively as some drugs."

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