Cholesterol and Lipid Lowering Effect of Garlic and Mushroom

Mathew, B, Prasad, N, et al. Cholesterol-Lowering Effect of Organosulphur Compounds from Garlic: A Possible Mechanism of Action. Kathmandu Univ Med J 2(2)100-2. PMID: 15821374

 

This article tried to explain the mechanism by which organosulfur compounds lowers blood lipids.  It appears that the anti-cancer mechanism could be responsible for this action, blocking lipogenic pathways.  This make garlic useful as a protective mechanism in two major modern diseases namely cancer and hyper cholesterolemia.

 

Khatun, K, Mahtab, H, et al. Oyster Mushroom Reduced Blood Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetic Subjects. Mymensingh Med J 16(1)94-9.

 

This study was undertaken to assess the effect of Oyster Mushrooms in reducing blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) in diabetic patients while testing for toxicity.  Thirty patients who all complied with a 24 day protocol were included in the study. It was found that the consumption of mushrooms lowered blood lipids, total cholesterol and TG significantly.