May help clear arteries.
Aged garlic extract may help reverse the buildup of plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease. A new study found a reduction in “soft plaque” in patients with metabolic syndrome who took the supplement daily for a year. “We have completed four randomized studies, and they have led us to concluded that aged garlic extract can help slow the progression of atherosclerosis and reverse the early stages of heart disease,” said lead researcher Matthew J. Budoff, MD.
The participants had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by obesity, hypertension, and other cardiac risk factors. They were given either a placebo or 2,400 milligrams of aged garlic extract every day. After a year, those who took the garlic supplement had slowed their total plaque accumulation by 80 percent and reduced their buildup of soft plaque.
Source: “New Study Shows Aged Garlic Extract Can Reduce Dangerous Plaque Buildup in Arteries,” Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor -UCLA Medical Center.