Meta-analyses to study the effect of garlic on lipid parameters

  • Hernández Robinson
Keywords: Meta-analyses, garlic, lipid parameters, Preventive medicine


Garlic (Allium sativum) is a nutraceutical touted to lower cholesterol. Previous meta-analyses have demonstrated a decrease in total cholesterol although newer meta-analyses have showed smaller reductions with the incorporation of newer studies(2–5). As such, with additional studies evaluating the lipid-modulatory effects of garlic being published, it will be important to discern whether the literature still supports garlic’s ability to reduce total cholesterol.