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Type: Journal article
Title: Garlic, chocolate, or tomatoes for (pre-) hypertension?
Author: Ried, K.
Citation: Journal fuer Hypertonie: Zeitschrift fuer Hochdruckerkrankungen, 2011; 15(3):7-10
Publisher: Krause & Pachernegg GmbH
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1028-2327
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K Ried
Abstract: Aged garlic extract, dark chocolate, or lycopene-rich tomato products have been linked with blood pressure-lowering properties in hypertensive people. There is consistent evidence for garlic supplements, in particular in the form of Kyolic® aged garlic extract, to be effective in lowering blood pressure comparable to first-line standard antihypertensive medication. Dark chocolate appears to be beneficial for blood pressure reduction as well, albeit to a lesser extent than Kyolic®. Lycopene in tomato extract has a protective effect on serum cholesterol similar to low-dose statins, and may also be beneficial for lowering blood pressure in hypertensive people.
Keywords: uncontrolled hypertension, nonpharmacological treatment, Kyolic® aged garlic extract, cocoa, chocolate, lycopene, tomato, cholesterol, meta-analysis
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0020113526
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