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Diet & Health : General Health Last Updated: Apr 20, 2011 - 9:38:09 AM

Garlic helps patients with diabetes or high blood pressure
By Sue Mueller
Mar 3, 2009 - 11:14:47 AM

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March 3, 2009 ( A new study suggests that eating garlic daily may help patients with diabetes and or high blood pressure.


The study led by Hana Drobiova at Kuwait University and colleagues found rats with diabetes and hypertension experienced a decrease in serum glucose and systolic blood pressure after three-week treatment with garlic.


For the study, the researchers measured antioxidant status in diabetic and hypertensive rats before and after treatment with garlic (Allium sativum) and they found the serum antioxidant levels of rats after three weeks of treatment were significantly higher than the baseline levels.


The tested antioxidants included trolox (a stable analog of vitamin E), glutathione and vitamin C.


Source: eCAM Advance Access published online on February 20, 2009
eCAM, doi:10.1093/ecam/nep011

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