Garlic and Garlic Supplements
New research claims garlic and garlic supplements don’t reduce cholesterol. Thomas H. Maugh II of The Los Angeles Times reports:
In an editorial accompanying the paper in the journal, Drs. Mary Charlson and Marcus McFerren of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City wrote that the authors "convincingly demonstrate that raw garlic and two popularly used supplements do not reduce cholesterol."This is kind of a no-brainer. Dr. Fuhrman will tell you, the key isn’t taking supplements or eating small amounts of healthy food in conjunction with the standard American diet. You need a total diet over all, not just putting a pig in a dress—or should I say putting a garlic supplement in a Chalupa.
The study did not rule out the possibility that garlic has some other beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, Gardner said, but those potential effects need to be studied in similar trials.
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