Historical perspective on garlic and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Historical perspective on garlic and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Khalid Rahman},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={131 3s},
Cardiovascular disease is a complex and multifactorial disease characterized by such factors as high cholesterol, hypertension, reduced fibrinolysis, increase in blood-clotting time and increased platelet aggregation. Dietary therapy is the first step in the treatment of hyperlipidemia; garlic has been used medicinally for centuries and is still included in the traditional medicine of many cultures. Historically, there has been great interest in the role of garlic in reducing cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING