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|Title:||Garlic, chocolate, or tomatoes for (pre-) hypertension?|
|Citation:||Journal fuer Hypertonie: Zeitschrift fuer Hochdruckerkrankungen, 2011; 15(3):7-10|
|Publisher:||Krause & Pachernegg GmbH|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||General Practice publications|
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