Health benefits of blue-green algae: prevention of cardiovascular disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Ku2013HealthBO,
  title={Health benefits of blue-green algae: prevention of cardiovascular disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Chai Siah Ku and Y. L. Yang and Youngki Park and Jiyoung Lee},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          103-11
        }
}
Blue-green algae (BGA) are among the most primitive life forms on earth and have been consumed as food or medicine by humans for centuries. BGA contain various bioactive components, such as phycocyanin, carotenoids, γ-linolenic acid, fibers, and plant sterols, which can promote optimal health in humans. Studies have demonstrated that several BGA species or their active components have plasma total cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering properties due to their modulation of intestinal cholesterol… CONTINUE READING

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