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Researchers find conflicting evidence on benefits of garlic

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 14 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:918
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    People who consume raw or cooked garlic regularly face about half the risk of stomach cancer and two thirds the risk of colorectal cancer as people who eat little or none, reports a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. But a second study published last week finds that the evidence about garlic is “inconclusive.”

    The first study, which …

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