Allium sativum: Nutritional properties
Dear Sir, Garlic has been shown to affect a number of chronic and acute conditions and physiological properties of the human body. Diseases like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc. Garlic has been shown to decrease serum cholesterol and play an anti-carcinogenic role. Studies suggest beneficial effects of the regular dietary intake of garlic on mild hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Garlic seems to have anti-microbial and immunostimulating properties, enhance fibrinolytic activity, and exert favorable effects on platelet aggregation and adhesion. ...
Aboul-Enein, Basil H. and Aboul-Enein, Faisal H., "Allium sativum: Nutritional properties" (2005). Health & Wellness Department Faculty Publications and Research. 139.
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Aboul-Enein BH & Aboul-Enein FH. Allium sativum: Nutritional properties. Clinical Nutrition, 2005; 24(6): 1111-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2005.08.002