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Old 05-17-2008, 12:38 PM
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Default Kyolic (Aged Garlic) Improves Circulation and More

Kyolic® Boosts Blood Flow, Reduces Heart Disease Risk Factors


TORRANCE, Calif.—Wakunaga of America Co. Ltd. presented the results of a recent study during Experimental Biology 2008 in San Diego. The intervention, lead by Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, involved 65 intermediate risk patients who received a placebo or four capsules of 250 mg/d of aged garlic extract (Kyolic®, from Wakunaga of America; AGE), 100 mcg/d of vitamin B12, 300 mcg/d of folic acid, 12.5 mg/d of vitamin B6 and 100mg/d of L-arginine for one year.

The first breakdown of the data showed supplementation with AGE could improve thermal vascular function and reduce coronary artery calcium (CAC) progression in asymptomatic adults with intermediate risk. Over the one year follow-up, there was significantly higher improvement in TMP AUC (Post-cuff Deflation Area Under the Temperature Curve) (P=0.02) and less progression of CAC scores (P=0.02) with AGE compared to the placebo, independent of age, gender and risk factors.

The second breakdown of the study showed the ability of AGE, B vitamins, L-arginine and folate to retard progression of CAC and biomarkers of atherosclerosis independent of age, gender and conventional risk factors. The AGE group had less CAC progression than the placebo group over one year (P=0.03).

The AGE group also had lower cholesterol (P=0.05), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (P=0.04) and homocysteine (P=0.03) upon follow-up than the placebo group. The garlic therapy was also associated with a significant increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol compared to the placebo group (P=0.04).

note: I couldn't find the abstract to this study (yet).
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