In another study published in the Journal of Nutrition, garlic’s benefits for the heart were investigated.
The study found that garlic and garlic supplements may have positive effects on heart health by preventing cell damage, regulating cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
The study analysed the Medline database for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published between 1955 and December 2013 on the effect of garlic preparations on blood pressure, cholesterol and immunity.
The study concluded that garlic has been shown to have cardiovascular protective and immunomodulatory properties.
Other research shows that garlic supplements may also reduce plaque build-up in the arteries.