Studies related to Homocysteine and Garlic

Inhibiting Progression Of Coronary Calcification Using Aged Garlic Extract In Patients Receiving Statin Therapy: A Preliminary Study

Effect None
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 23
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 45-64
Body Types Obese, Overweight
Notes for this study:
In a pilot study on persons at high risk for cardiovascular death and already on statin and aspirin therapy, further administration of 1,200mg aged garlic extract (relative to a placebo add-on) for one year reduced the progression in coronary calcium from 22% down to 7.5%. Most other parameters including RBC glutathione concentrations, were unaffected.

Effects Of Garlic Consumption On Plasma And Erythrocyte Antioxidant Parameters In Elderly Subjects

Effect None
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 13
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
Serum lipid peroxidation was reduced by 45% in elderly subjects given garlic supplementation at 100mg/kg bodyweight (raw garlic), which was associated with an increase in the red blood cell activity of glutathione peroxidase (12%) and superoxide dismutase (24%).