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Effect of dried garlic on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, platelet aggregation and serum cholesterol levels in patients with hyperlipoproteinemia

  • J. Harenberg
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    Correspondence to: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. J. Harenberg, 1. Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum Mannheim, Universität Heidelberg, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer, D-6800 Mannheim, F.R.G..
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    First Medical Department, Klinikum Mannheim, and Third Medical Department, Medical Clinic, University of Heidelberg F.R.G.
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  • C. Giese
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    First Medical Department, Klinikum Mannheim, and Third Medical Department, Medical Clinic, University of Heidelberg F.R.G.
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  • R. Zimmermann
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    First Medical Department, Klinikum Mannheim, and Third Medical Department, Medical Clinic, University of Heidelberg F.R.G.
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      Abstract

      The effects of intake of dried garlic on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, platelet aggregation, serum cholesterol levels, and blood pressure were studied in 20 patients with hyperlipoproteinemia over a period of four weeks. Fibrinogen and fibrinopeptide A significantly decreased by 10%. Streptokinase activated plasminogen and fibrinopeptide Bβ 15–42 significantly increased by about 10%. Serum cholesterol levels significantly decreased by 10%. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased. ADP and collagen induced platelet aggregation were not influenced.

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