Washington DC: Aged Garlic Extract can stop heart disease from progressing and in some cases, even reverse artery plaque accumulation, according to a new study.
The research, conducted at LA BioMed, found a reduction in the amount of low-attenuation plaque, or "soft plaque," in the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome who took Aged Garlic Extract. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by obesity, hypertension and other cardiac risk factors.
This study is another demonstration of the benefits of this supplement in reducing the accumulation of soft plaque and preventing the formation of new plaque in the arteries, which can cause heart disease, said lead researcher Matthew J. Budoff.
Budoff noted that they have completed four randomized studies and they have led them to conclude that Aged Garlic Extract can help slow the progression of atherosclerosis and reverse the early stages of heart disease.
The study is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Nutrition.