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The Role Of Garlic In Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 6+ Months
Number of Subjects 41
Sex Both Genders
Notes for this study:
In persons with diagnosed hepatopulmonary syndrome, supplementation of garlic at 250mg of the oil in two divided doses with meals daily over the course of a variable 9-18 months was associated with a significant improvement in arterial oxygen levels (24.66%) and reduction in the alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient (28.35%). two thirds of the garlic group experienced reversal of symptoms after treatment (one person in placebo), and during followup only 9.5% of the treatment group died (35% of placebo).