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    CNN - Garlic and 'bad' cholesterol - September 14, 1999

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  • Eckel, chairman of the AHA's Nutrition Committee and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the market can decrease cholesterol levels by 25-55 percent

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  • Among his findings are: Royal jelly has been linked to several cases of severe bronchospasm; Twenty-two cases of severe toxic effects involving pennyroyal have been reported; Germander has been linked to 30 cases of acute liver failure; Chaparral, comfrey and skullcap have all been linked to liver problems and the shiitake mushroom has been associated with dermatitis; Chinese herbal medicines have been linked to a host of adverse effects and are often contaminated, especially with heavy metals; Siberian ginseng can interact with digoxin, licorice with prednisone, and some Chinese herbal preparations with warfarin; Four per cent (108) of 2695 patients admitted to a Taiwanese hospital had drug-related problems

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