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Martek's DHA algal oil reduces brain lesions in Alzheimer's animal model


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This pre-clinical study conducted at the University of California Irvine, with Martek support, used genetically modified mice. It is the first study to show that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, may slow the accumulation of a protein, tau, that leads to the development of neurofibrillary tangles, one of two signature brain lesions of Alzheimer's disease. Confirming previous research, DHA also was found to reduce levels of another protein, beta amyloid, which can clump in the brain and form plaques, the other Alzheimer's lesion. Previous work has shown that DHA may have therapeutic value for Alzheimer's patients. This pre- clinical research is among the first to show that DHA may play a role in delaying the onset of the disease.

 

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Categorie: alzheimer - algen

 


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