Austin, TX – April 21, 2005 – A Webcast presenting the findings of new research on the role of garlic in preventing and potentially reversing or dispersing arteriolosclerosis, will be conducted on Friday, April 29, 2005 from 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT. For those wishing to attend in-person, the press conference will be held at the National Press Club, in the First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.
The presenters at the conference are lead researcher, Dr. Gunter Siegel, a professor and researcher at the Institute of Physiology in Berlin Free University, Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of the The Hampton’s Diet and Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating information on herbs and medicinal plants. The event is being sponsored by Lichtwer Pharma GmbH International, in conjunction with ABKIT Inc.
The live video webcast will be accessible at: http://www.ConnectLive.com/events/garlic.
Following the live webcast, it will also be archived online at the same address for replay viewing access.
In addition to this program, Dr. Siegel will present his findings at the 6th Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, April 28 and 29 at the Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C.
About the American Botanical Council
Established in 1988, the American Botanical Council (ABC) is the leading nonprofit, member-based organization educating consumers, healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, industry, and the media on the safe and effective use of herbs and medicinal plant products. ABC is located on a 2.5 acre site in Austin, Texas where it publishes HerbalGram, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. ABC is also the publisher of The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs, a continuing education module and reference book, which contains extensive therapeutic monographs on the safety and efficacy of 29 popular herbs, including black cohosh and chaste tree. More information is available at http://www.herbalgram.org/.
Terri A. Slater
GBA Public Relations