is owned by Henry "Pete" Linsert and six other former-Martek employees
who had worked in the fluorescent detection area. Mr. Linsert retired
from his positions as Director and Chairman of the Board of Martek upon
closing of the sale.
-- New Data Published on Benefits of DHA - The benefits of DHA
supplementation were recently discussed in several publications,
including two that used Martek's life'sDHA(TM):
-- A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
(August 2007) found that DHA is effective in reducing the level of
triglycerides in male hypertriglyceridemic patients. In this study,
DHA alone was effective without EPA, the other omega-3 commonly
found in fish oil, in reducing triglycerides. Hypertriglyceridemia
(high triglyceride levels) in men is associated with an increased
risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Martek
contributed the DHA supplements and funding for this study.
-- An independent study published in the Society of Biological
Psychiatry (July 2007) found a deficit in the total fatty acid
composition of the orbitofrontal cortex and found a selective
deficit in the level of DHA compared with controls in brain
examinations of postmortem patients who had been diagnosed with
major depression compared with controls. These findings add to the
growing body of evidence showing a correlation between low tissue
levels of DHA in neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression.
-- A study published in Nature Medicine (July 2007) reported that
increasing consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, including
DHA, reduces destructive vascularization in the retina. In this
animal study of retinop
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