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Aged Garlic Extract May Enhance Immune Function

Posted April 30, 2012

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention study examined the effect of aged garlic extract on immune cells.

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Aged garlic may ease cold symptoms

Posted April 30, 2012

Americans spend close to $3 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter cold medications, and roughly $400 million on prescription meds. On top of that, lost revenues from work absence are estimated at about $20 billion. Finding ways to prevent colds and flu, or to at least minimize their symptoms or duration, can save both time and money. Several botanical supplements are commonly used to prevent and treat colds. One of them is garlic, which contains multiple phytochemicals that stimulate the immune system to help fight off unwanted viruses and other germs.

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Garlic Effective in Lowering Triglyceride Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

The influence of garlic on serum lipid parameters was found to be beneficial in this meta-analysis. 26 studies were included. Serum total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) levels in the garlic group were reduced and more effective for subjects with long-term intervention and higher baseline TC levels.

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