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Eastern European Supplement Leader Walmark Launches Prenatal Product Featuring Martek's life'sDHA(TM)
Date:6/25/2008

COLUMBIA, Md., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences (Nasdaq: MATK) announced today that life'sDHA(TM), its patented, vegetarian form of DHA-omega 3 essential for infant brain and eye development, is now available to Eastern European consumers in the new Pregnium prenatal supplement from Walmark. Featuring 200 mg per serving of life'sDHA, Pregnium is available at major retailers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

"There is a strong body of scientific evidence supporting the importance of DHA to pregnant women and the development and health of their babies," said John Dobson, Martek's managing director of sales and marketing for Europe. "Martek is pleased to be working with Eastern European supplements leader Walmark to make a trusted source of DHA available to consumers in this part of the world."

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye development and function, and there are clinical studies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certain neurological disorders.

DHA is important throughout pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester when significant brain growth occurs. Maternal DHA supplementation during pregnancy and nursing significantly enhances the level of DHA available to the fetus and infant. Studies have shown that maternal DHA su
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