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There are supposedly several beneficial uses of garlic. Research indicates that it may be effective at slowing down the progression of atherosclerosis, but it is not known how effective garlic is for lowering cholesterol or blood pressure. Also, benefits may include reducing the risk of stomach cancer and colon cancer, as well as treating certain fungal skin infections.
Benefits of Garlic: An OverviewGarlic seems to provide a wide variety of health benefits. However, many of the studies that suggested garlic is beneficial were based on the dietary intake of garlic (through food, not through supplements). It is not entirely clear whether supplements provide the same benefits as eating garlic or if certain types of supplements are better than others.
- Heart health
- Cancer prevention
- Infection prevention or treatment
- Diabetes treatment.