Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg University Study to Look at Garlic's Effect on Blood Pressure

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg University Study to Look at Garlic's Effect on Blood Pressure

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Study to look at health effect of garlic

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WINNIPEG - It's great for pasta sauce and for repelling vampires, but the jury's still out on how effective garlic is at lowering blood pressure.

Dr. Peter Jones is the principal investigator in a new study taking place at the University of Manitoba's Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.

He and his team are looking into the age-old question and hoping to get a more definitive answer.

Jones tells CTV Winnipeg there are studies indicating that garlic works to lower hypertension, but other studies have failed to confirm the findings.

He's looking for 40 participants to take part in his own study on the issue.

It's open to non-smoking men and women aged 40-70 years old who have elevated blood pressure but are not currently taking any blood pressure lowering medication. …

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