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Garlic Helps Reduce Dementia and Heart Disease Risk

 

According to a study by the American Society of Nutrition, garlic extract (AGE or Kyolic) reduces dementia and Heart Disease.

Heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and inflammation, increase the risk of dementia, including its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Oxidative damage is a major factor in heart disease and dementia, diseases whose risk increases with age. Garlic, extracted and aged to form antioxidant-rich aged garlic extract (AGE or Kyolic), may help reduce the risk of these diseases.

AGE reduces cholesterol synthesis. Inhibition of cholesterol, LDL oxidation, and platelet aggregation.

AGE, inhibits arterial plaque formation;

AGE decreases homocysteine, lowers blood pressure, and increases microcirculation, which is important in diabetes, where microvascular changes increase heart disease and dementia risks.

AGE also may help prevent cognitive decline by protecting neurons from Abeta neurotoxicity and apoptosis, thereby preventing ischemia- or reperfusion-related neuronal death and improving learning and memory retention. In other words reducing dementia. Although additional observations are warranted in humans, compelling evidence supports the beneficial health effects attributed to AGE in helping prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and lowering the risk of dementia and AD.

Bottom line is garlic will help reduce heart disease and reduce dementia,  excellent reasons to consume more garlic! If you fear garlic breath we have an article for you right here, bon appetite!

Source: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/136/3/810S.short