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Garlic can lower your blood pressure

Eating garlic and taking garlic supplements can significantly lower blood pressure levels in people who are hypertensive, according to Australian researchers.

For those who dislike ‘garlic breath’, researchers claim that garlic supplements are as effective as eating fresh garlic.

The garlic study

Australian researchers reviewed eleven studies and compared the effect of garlic to those taking a placebo, on their blood pressure levels.

Systolic blood pressure was reduced by 8.4 mmHg on average, and diastolic blood pressure decreased by an average 7.3 mmHg, as reported in the journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

Garlic also reduced blood pressure on people with healthy blood pressure levels, with a systolic decrease of 4.6 mmHg.

Researchers conclusions

The researchers wrote, “Since garlic generally has a high tolerability, supplementation with garlic preparations may provide an acceptable alternative or complementary treatment option for hypertension.”

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