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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is advising consumers that many label and ad claims that garlic supplements lower cholesterol are false and misleading.

According to CSPI, a review by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of new scientific evidence indicates that the evidence that garlic lowers cholesterol is inconclusive; any reduction appears to be short-lived. CSPI cited additional evidence based on research in both Germany and England undercutting the cholesterol-lowering claims for garlic. CSPI listed a number of garlic supplements that make label claims about cholesterol.

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