Warn of fake news. “Black garlic” prevents cancer.

National Cancer Institute warns against fake news “Black Garlic” prevents cancer

According to the news that appeared in various media about the issue “Black Garlic Prevents Cancer” is the Department of Medicine by the National Cancer Institute. Have examined the academic data and found the fact that there is no clinical evidence that conclusively confirms that black garlic can prevent cancer.

Dr. Somsak Ankasil, Director-General of the Medical Department, said that Black Garlic refers to fresh garlic (Allium sativum L.) that has been fermented. (fermentation) for at least 1 month to turn the garlic black. The texture, smell, taste and essential substances in garlic have changed. Studies have shown that black garlic contains flavonoid and polyphenol antioxidants. However, most of the research involved is in laboratory or animal studies. There is no clinical effect on the prophylaxis or dose that can prevent cancer.

Dr. Jinda Rojanamethin, director of the National Cancer Institute, said that black garlic products should be consumed with standards. To prevent exposure to other contaminants and should be eaten in reasonable quantities. Because if eaten in excess may cause side effects on health. especially cancer patients who are undergoing treatment should be under the supervision of a doctor

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