In the news – Dr Karin Ried’s Garlic Trials

Date: 11-01-2013

A recent Study lead by Dr Karin Ried has studied Garlic, it’s blood pressure-lowering properties and it’s potential use as a treatment for Hypertension, a medical condition that affects about 30% of adults worldwide.

Dr Karin Ried’s trial assessed the effect, dose–response, tolerability and acceptability of different doses of aged garlic extract as an adjunct treatment to existing antihypertensive medication in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. At the conclusion of the trial, patients who consumed two capsules of aged garlic extract daily had a mean reduction in systolic blood pressure of 11.8±5.4 mm Hg over a 12-week period. Meanwhile patients in the group consuming 4 garlic capsules daily achieved a borderline significant reduction of −7.4±4.1 mm Hg at 8 weeks.

These results suggest that aged garlic extract could be an effective and tolerable treatment in uncontrolled hypertension, and may be considered as a safe adjunct treatment to conventional antihypertensive therapy.

The Age

Garlic ‘cuts high blood pressure’

Read the Article on ‘The Age’

Today Tonight

Garlic helping blood pressure

Watch Today Tonight’s Report

Radio – Healthy Living with Dr Ross Walker on 2UE

Dr Karin Ried’s interview starts at the 13.50 minute

Listen to Karin Ried on 2UE

Radio – 2GB Sydney on the 9th Jan 2013

Dr Karin Ried talks to 2GB Sydney about her study

Download or Listen to Karin Ried on 2GB

Dr Karin Ried also appeared on these other radio programs

  • ABC Perth (9 Jan 13)
  • 5AA – Adelaide (9 Jan 13)
  • Coast FM – South Australia (14 Jan 13)