Figure 5.

Mean BP against time for garlic-only intervention arm(s) of studies using subjects with SBP≥130 mm Hg at start of intervention (A), SBP < 130 mm Hg (B), DBP≥85 mm Hg (C), DBP < 85 mm Hg (D). The plot incorporates garlic-only intervention arms of studies included in the systematic review: study arms in meta-analysis are in red/orange and marked with *, others are in black/grey. Diamonds illustrate trials using garlic powder and circles illustrate other garlic preparations. Studies in legend boxes are sorted by baseline blood pressure. Abbreviations: K88_2 = Kandziora 1988 (Study 2) [25], garlic vs drug; K88_1*= Kandziora 1988 (Study 1) [11], garlic+drug vs placebo+drug; A90* = Auer et al. 1990 [12]; DJ95 = De A Santos & Johns 1995 [28]; D04hyp = Durak et al. 2004 [32], hypertensive study arm; DJ04hyp = Dhawan & Jain 2004 [37], hypertensive study arm; VS90* = Vorberg & Schneider 1990 [13]; H92*= Holzgartner et al. 1992 [15]; DG93 = De A Santos & Grünwald 1993 [27]; J05swall = Jabbari et al. 2005 [35], swallowing garlic study arm; J05chew = Jabbari et al. 2005 [35], chewing garlic study arm; H88 = Harenberg et al. 1988 [24]; S96para = Steiner et al. 1996 [19], parallel study arm ; DJ04norm = Dhawan & Jain 2004 [34], normotensive study arm; S96cross = Steiner et al. 1996 [19], crossover study arm; J93 = Jain et al. 1993 [16]; S95 = Simons et al.1995 [18]; S94 = Saradeth et al. 1994 [17]; D04norm = Durak et al. 2004 [32], normotensive study arm ; Z00 = Zhang et al. 2000 [21]; Ki91 = Kiesewetter 1991 [26]; T04 = Turner et al. 2004 [33], median BP.

Ried et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2008 8:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-8-13
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