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Garlic is Good for Health

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Finding and Link Works Cited Tweed, Vera, and VERA TWEED. "CHECK OUT: SUPPLEMENTS. GARLIC: MYTH, MAGIC, OR FACT?." Better Nutrition 72.11 (2010): 24-25. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 23 Feb. 2011.

Summary/Reconstruction More than 650 studies have shown that a proprietary Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) produces benefits for the heart. These include reversing plaque build-up in arteries, a key goal of most therapies to prevent or treat heart disease. Before antibiotics were invented, garlic was used to treat infectious diseases. When taw (not aged) garlic is crushed, chopped or chewed, it releases allicin, a substance that fights bacteria, fungi, and inflammation. However, when we eat garlic, most of the allicin destroyed by stomach acid. Some garlic supplements are made with a special coating, often described as "enteric," that enables the allicin in garlic to fight bugs internally, without being destroyed by stomach acid. Your Name

A multilocus genetic risk score for coronary heart disease: case-control and prospective cohort analyses


Summary/Reconstruction Background Comparison of patients with coronary heart disease and controls in genome-wide association studies has revealed several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with coronary heart disease. We aimed to establish the external validity of these findings and to obtain more precise risk estimates using a prospective cohort design.

Ripatti, Samuli. Emmi Tikkanen. Marju Orho-Melander, Aki S Havulinna, Kaisa Silander, Amitabh Sharma, Candace Guiducci, Markus Perola, Antti Jula, Juha Sinisalo, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Markku S Nieminen, Olle Melander, Veikko Salomaa, Leena Peltonen, and Sekar Kathiresan. "A Multilocus Genetic Risk Score for Coronary Heart Disease: Case-Control and Prospective Cohort Analyses." PubMed Central. Elsevier Ltd, 23 Oct. 2010. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.

Kelly Owens

Genomic approaches to coronary artery disease

Summary Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in addition to lifestyle and environmental factors which are major aetiologic determinants, there is considerable familial clustering of the disease indicating a genetic component in its causation. This article discussing an overview of heart disease in relation to the genetics that are a possible culprit.

Anna F. Dominczak, et al. "Genomic approaches to coronary artery disease." Indian Journal of Medical Research 132.5 (2010): 567-578. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 25 Feb. 2011.

Conner Ryan

Margarine Intake and Subsequent Coronary Heart Disease in Men

Summary "Margarine is a maajor source of trans fatty acids, the intake of which has risen since the early 20th century. Some data indicate that consumption of trans fatty acids increases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)"


Epidemiology, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Mar., 1997), pp. 144-149 Matthew W. Gillman, L. Adrienne Cupples, David Gagnon, Barbara E. Millen, R. Curtis Ellison and William P. Castelli

Skyler Trimpler

Causes of heart disease

"summary" While cardiovascular disease can refer to many different types of heart or blood vessel problems, the term is often used to mean damage caused to your heart or blood vessels by atherosclerosis (ath-ur-o-skluh-RO-sis), a buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries."

Mayo Clinic Staff January 12, 2011

Jeff Barnhart