The following is from HLifeMedia.com, October 12, 2010
Garlic has significant potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists say. According to the study, garlic oil has potent antioxidant properties, with 20 substances that may contribute to improved heart health. The researchers noted that this is especially significant for people with diabetes, who have at least twice the risk of death from heart disease as others, with heart disease accounting for 80% of all diabetes-related deaths, and who are especially vulnerable to diabetic cardiomyopathy, a condition that inflames and weakens the heart’s muscle tissue. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.