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According to a recent article in "Reuters Health," garlic supplements aren't delivering when it comes to treating high cholesterol. Researchers, reviewing recent studies involving various garlic
supplements and high cholesterol levels, found the results on the whole unimpressive. Many of the studies reviewed involved patients with normal cholesterol levels. And, even though garlic supplements usually faired better than a placebo, the benefit was only slight.

When compared with conventional treatments, the garlic supplements were not very effective. However, the researchers did concede that on average, the studied supplements lowered cholesterol by six percent.

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