This study was designed to investigate the effectiveness of garlic oil on cardiovascular endurance. The subjects were ten male students enrolled at Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus in Riverside, California. The subjects exercised to their maximal heart rate while being tested on the treadmill. A pre-test was given to match the subjects equally into the control and experimental groups. The experimental group took garlic oil capsules for four weeks. After two weeks the groups were given an intermediate test and at the end of four weeks a post-test was given.
The data indicated that the experimental group improved in time on the treadmill from pre-test to post-test. The control group exercised for a longer period of time on the intermediate test than did the experimental group.
It is concluded that ingestion of garlic oil, as used in this study, increases cardiovascular endurance.
Physical Education and Health
Walter S. Hamerslough
Vernon L. Scheffel
James N. Scott
Master of Science (MS)
Year Degree Awarded
Date (Title Page)
Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Garlic; Cardiovascular System -- analysis; Heart Function Tests
Subject - Local
Loma Linda University. Physical Education and Health Program -- Dissertations.
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Blackwelder, Thomas G., "The Ingestion of Garlic and its Effect on Cardiovascular Endurance" (1980). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 537.
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