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Newly Identified Algae Strain May Lower Cholesterol, Inflammation And Blood Pressure

May 4, 2010: 09:23 PM EST
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have discovered a new microalgal strain, IKG-1, that can produce large amounts of a polyunsaturated fatty acid called DGLA (Dihomo-?-Linolenic Acid). The researchers believe IKG-1 can produce up to 15% (of dry weight) of DGLA, the only plant source that can produce such large amounts of the acid. DGLA is an Omega-6 fatty acid, although it only appears naturally as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of other compounds. If DGLA production can be commercialized it is possible that its use could help in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and reducing heart attack risk.
Andrew Lavin, "Algae Strain Identified to Reduce Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Inflammation ", American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev , May 04, 2010, © American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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