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Lipids. 1984 Sep;19(9):699-703.

Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid reverses hypertension induced in rats by diets rich in saturated fat.

Abstract

This study has shown that hypertension induced in rats by a diet rich in saturated fat (16% coconut oil, 4% palmitic acid by weight) is reversed by the addition of the essential fatty acid, dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DHLA), at 5.0% but not at 0.5% of dietary energy. This potent effect of DHLA has been attributed to modulation of prostaglandin biosynthesis.

PMID:
6542168
DOI:
10.1007/bf02534530
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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