Diabetes and Hypertension Reduction

Spirulina scientific reference library. Over 100 references covering 30 years of international research.

Effect of water soluble and water insoluble fractions of spirulina over serum lipids and glucose resistance of rats.
by Y. Takai, et al. 1991. Pub. in J. Japan Soc. Nutr. Food Science, 44:273-277. Japan.

Effects of spirulina on plasma lipoprotein lipase activity in rats.
by K. Iwata, et al. 1990. Pub. ?in Journal Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol, 36:165-171. Japan.

The effects of spirulina on lipoprotein lipase activity and hepatic triglyceride lipase activity in post-heparin plasma were studied in fructose-induced hyperlipidemic rats. Male Wistar rats aged 3 weeks old (body weight, 54g) were fed on the high-fructose diet (68%) or the high-fructose diets containing spirulina at the level of 5%, 10%, and 15%, respectively, for 4 weeks. The dietary hyperlipidemia caused by the high-fructose diet was improved by spirulina feeding, accompanied by a significant increase in the lipoprotein lipase activity in post-heparin plasma.