May 2, 1998
Giving garlic treatment to kids with high cholesterol is safe, but it does not reduce their cholesterol levels, according to research from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Fifteen children with high cholesterol were given garlic supplements and 15 were given placebo for eight weeks. The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in New Orleans, May 1-5. For interviews during the meeting, contact the press room at (504) 670-8502 or 670-8508. Researchers’ Institutional Contact: Liz Leake (416) 813-5046
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