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Worm Enzyme Has Promise For Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

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December 12, 2002
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Medical College Of Georgia
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The simple worm has at least one talent that could benefit most Americans. It can convert Omega-6 - a group of fatty acids abundant in the Western diet with the potential to promote inflammation - into Omega-3, another class of fatty acids that decreases inflammation, helping keep vessel walls smooth and blood free-flowing. The question one Medical College of Georgia researcher is asking is whether the enzyme these C. Elegans, or nematodes, use can work the same magic in people.

The simple worm has at least one talent that could benefit most Americans.


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