Consumer Reports: Does garlic have health benefits?

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Many foods are said to have healing properties, and claims surrounding the health benefits of garlic have swirled for centuries. (KGO-TV)

Many foods are said to have healing properties, and claims surrounding the health benefits of garlic have swirled for centuries.

It has been said to do everything from ward off the common cold, to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol and even lower your risk of cancer. And while some of those claims are way overblown, Consumer Reports says there is some truth to the health benefits of garlic.
Watch the video above to see where the truth lies.

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