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dihomo-gamma-Linolenic Acid (20:3 n-6): One Research-Backed Benefit

dihomo-gamma-Linolenic acid, DGLA, seems to have considerable potential as an agent for preventing and treating human thromboembolic disease, like preventing blood clots from forming in blood vessels. DGLA can also help to dilate the blood vessels.

dihomo-gamma-Linolenic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid..

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (20:3 n-6) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

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Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Dihomo-gamma-Linolenic Acid (20:3 n-6)

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (20:3 n-6).

1. Blood Vessels

Dihomo-gamma-Linolenic Acid (20:3 n-6) - Blood Vessels

About this claim

Blood vessels are part of the cardiovascular system. Research suggests that nutrition can be a powerful tool in protecting the arteries from damage. Several nutrients may have a positive impact on keeping your vessels healthy.

Research sources for this claim

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!