Cholesterol-lowering effect of garlic extracts and organosulfur compounds: human and animal studies.

@article{Yeh2001CholesterolloweringEO,
  title={Cholesterol-lowering effect of garlic extracts and organosulfur compounds: human and animal studies.},
  author={Ying-Jung Yvonne Yeh and Liegang Liu},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 3s},
  pages={989S-93S}
}
The medicinal use of garlic dates back thousands of years, but there was little scientific support of its therapeutic and pharmacologic properties until recently. In the past decade, the cancer-protective effects of garlic have been well established by epidemiologic studies and animal experiments. However, the cardiovascular-protective properties of garlic are less well understood. In particular, despite the reported hypocholesterolemic effect of garlic, the mechanism of the effect is unclear… CONTINUE READING
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