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Effect of garlic on normal blood cholesterol level

Author(s): Sharma, S., Singh, S., Agrawal, S., Indrayan, A., Seth, P.

Journal/Book: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 1979; 23: 211-214.

Abstract: The effect of raw garlic on normal blood cholesterol level in males of the age group of 18-35 years was studied. The subjects. who never ingested garlic before. were given 10 g of garlic daily with their diet for two months. Fasting blood samples were investigated in respect of cholesterol before and after two months of garlic intake. Initially the blood cholesterol level ranged between 160-250 mg% which decreased significantly in all the subjects of experimental group after two months of ingestion of garlic. The slight decrease or increase in the blood cholesterol level of control group was not significant. The raw garlic can be advocated for daily ingestion in order to lower one's blood cholesterol level even if it is within normal limits.

Keyword(s): Garlic

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