1990 Volume 43 Issue 3 Pages 167-173
The present study was undertaken to determine whether Chlorella could affect serum lipid levels is hyperlipemia. Each of nine outpatients with hyperlipemia -four males and five female- was given 45 tablets in (9g) of Chlorella per day orally for a period of up to one year, without any change eating habits already adopted before the beginning of the study. During this period, various measurements were made at regular intervals. The results were as follows: 1. Both the total serum cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels tended to be significantly lower not only with long-term administration, but also with short-term administration of Chlorella. 2. No objective or subjective unfavorable side effects were observed during chronic administration of Chlorella, and furthermore, improvements in subjective symptoms were noted. It appears to that hyperlipemia is improved by oral administration of Chlorella without making any sudden change in dietary habits normally required by conventional diet therapy. This suggests the usefulness of Chlorella as a main dietary component or ingredient for a promising, simple and convenient food regimen.