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May 19, 2003

Do not wish to drag the garlic matter on, but how much garlic are you referring to when you say it can affect certain medications? Do you mean that garlic consumed in foods, such as pasta or garlic bread can cause problems or do you mean garlic supplements bought at health food stores?

Response from Dr. Henry

I am not clear myself as to the dose response effect between garlic and say protease inhibitors. The amount of garlic in food should be OK whereas I would be concerned about standard extract @ 20-400 mg three times a day or aged extract 600-7200 mg a day or fresh 4 grams a day. KH

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