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Garlic Protects Heart From Disease (if You're Diabetic)!
Cardiomyopathy: Causes Death in Diabetics
Cardiomyopathy is an inflammation and weakening of the heart muscle that may be an unfortunate byproduct of diabetes. It's also a major cause of death among diabetics.
Now a study from Taiwan says that garlic may provide protection against the development of this dreaded disease.
Although performed on lab animals, it gives hope that a simple supplement might have preventive properties when it comes to cardiomyopathy.
Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Garlic
Wei-Wen Kuo, China Medical University, conducted the studies on animals who had developed lab-induced cardiomyopathy.
Here's what they discovered:
Garlic decreased "cardiac contractile dysfunction" in diabetic animals. Those who got the higher dose* actually experienced heart function that equalled non-diabetic animals. The benefits appear to be associated with garlic’s numerous antioxidant compounds.
The study was published the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
* The animals were given 50 or 100 milligrams garlic oil per 2.2. pounds of body weight, every other day, via stomach tube.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
Garlic is an incredible substance and one that's high in antioxidants! Now, in a preliminary study, we find that garlic can help diabetics prevent cardiomyopathy. How wonderful!
I take garlic supplements every day, twice a day (odorless, of course) and would not be without them. If you don't know the multi-benefits of garlic, you need to research this wonderful, natural food.
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