Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Beeswax Component Useful in Treating High Cholesterol

Isolation of Long-Chain Aliphatic Alcohols from Beeswax
The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Volume 37, Issue 2, April 2006, Pages 173-177

Abstract: Aliphatic alcohols of chain lengths of 24–34 carbons have been found to be beneficial in treating hypercholesterolemia. Approximately 40% of beeswax is long-chain esters which can be transesterified in supercritical carbon dioxide to give these alcohols and fatty acid methyl esters…

[NOTE: Hypercholesterolemia is a disorder that is characterized by an extremely high concentration of cholesterol in the blood and cells.]

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