International Garlic Symposium

Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.


Introduction

This data was presented at the satellite symposium on International Garlic Research, at the 6th International Congress on Phytotherapy, in conjunction with the European Scientific Co-operative for Phytotherapy held at The Free University of Berlin.

These proceedings summarise the most recent work, carried out around the world into the properties of a dried garlic powder product and its aqueous extracts. Data was also presented on new novel modes of action for garlic powder, as well as further details on its pharmacological properties and clinical activity, and importance in cardiovascular medicine.

Chairman: Professor Dr G. G. Belz,
Director Centre for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Wiesbaden, Germany.


Changes in vascular tone and calcium metabolism
G. Siegal, U. Casper, and A. Walter
Institute of Physiology, Biophysical Research Group, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

Direct anti-atherosclerotic effects of garlic powder
Professor Alexander N. Orekhov
Institute of Experimental Cardiology, Moscow Russia

Inhibition of cholesterol biosynthesis by garlic compounds
Professor Rolf Gebhardt
Physiologisch-chemisches Institut der Universitat, D-72076 Tubingen

Garlic and Nitric Oxide metabolism: The implications during pregnancy
Dr. S Sooranna, Ms J Hirani, Ms. N Khan* and Dr. I Das*
Academic Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry,
*Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London.

A meta-analysis of the effects of garlic on blood pressure and serum lipids
Dr Andrew Neil and Professor Christopher Silagy*
University of Oxford, U.K. and Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide.*

The effect of dried garlic powder tablets on serum lipids
in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients

Dr P Mansell, Salisbury UK, Dr J.P.D. Reckless, Bath UK,
Dr. J. Lloyd, Bath UK, Dr B. Leatherdale, Southampton UK.

Garlic supplements - Comparative effectiveness in cardiovascular care
O S De A Santos - Bromsgrove, Birmingham.
Effect of garlic and fish oil supplementation on serum lipid and lipoprotein levels in hypercholesterolemic men
B J Holub and A J Adler, Nutrition Research Group for Heart Disease Prevention,
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Effects of garlic powder tablets on patients
with hyperlipidaemia in Canadian clinical practice

Dr. Kenneth R. Melvin, Mary Anne Chappell,
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, The Doctors Hospital,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Influence of longterm garlic intake on pulse wave velocity along the aorta
Prof. Dr. Gustav G. Beltz, K. Breithaupt, M. Ling, G.K.Wolf*
Centre for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Mainz and *Medizinische Informatik, Heidelberg.

Long term effect of garlic powder tablets on the development of plaque formation
in the cartoid branches of both femoral arteries - A preliminary report

Professor H Kiesewetter, Director of the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaemotology,
University Hospital, Charite of the Humboldt University, Berlin.


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