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Garlic, hypertension and patient education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17088002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aims of this study are to investigate the frequency of garlic usage in hypertensive population and to evaluate acute effect of garlic and garlic tablets on blood pressure in patients with hypertension. 4102 of the 7703 patients (53.3%) reported that they were using garlic. No significant effect on blood pressure was observed in any of the three groups (placebo, garlic or garlic tablets). Use of garlic is common among the hypertensive population, garlic and garlic tablets do not have acute blood pressure lowering effect, and a special education program informing patients and public about garlic is required.
Authors:
Mustafa Capraz; Melda Dilek; Tekin Akpolat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2006-11-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-27     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Garlic*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Hypertension / therapy*
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic
Phytotherapy*
Questionnaires
Treatment Outcome

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