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A novel use of chitosan as a hypocholesterolemic agent in rats.
A series of experiments with male rats clearly demonstrated the hypocholesterolemic activity of dietary chitosan. On feeding a high cholesterol diet for 20 days, addition of 2 to 5% chitosan resultedExpand
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Tea catechins decrease micellar solubility and intestinal absorption of cholesterol in rats.
A(-)-epicatechin (EC) and (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) mixture and a mixture of their gallates (ECG and EGCG, respectively) markedly lowered lymphatic cholesterol absorption in rats with a cannulatedExpand
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Inhibition of cholesterol absorption and synthesis in rats by sesamin.
The effects of sesamin, a lignan from sesame oil, on various aspects of cholesterol metabolism were examined in rats maintained on various dietary regimens. When given at a dietary level of 0.5% forExpand
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Conjugated linoleic acid modulates tissue levels of chemical mediators and immunoglobulins in rats
The effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on the levels of chemical mediators in peritoneal exudate cells, spleen and lung, and the concentration of immunoglobulins in mesenteric lymph node andExpand
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Sesamin, a sesame lignan, is a potent inducer of hepatic fatty acid oxidation in the rat.
The effects of sesamin, one of the most abundant lignans in sesame seed, on hepatic fatty acid oxidation were examined in rats that were fed experimental diets containing various amounts (0%, 0.1%,Expand
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Rice bran oil and cholesterol metabolism.
A range of human and animal studies have shown that rice bran oil (RBO) is an edible oil of preference for improving serum cholesterol levels and lipoprotein profiles with similarity to the moreExpand
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Lymphatic recovery, tissue distribution, and metabolic effects of conjugated linoleic acid in rats.
Abstract Apparent lymphatic recovery of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in rats was considerably lower than for linoleic acid, approximately 55% versus 80% for 24 hr, although the distribution inExpand
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Genetically modified rapeseed oil containing cis-9,trans-11,cis-13-octadecatrienoic acid affects body fat mass and lipid metabolism in mice.
Punicic acid, one of the conjugated linolenic acid (CLN) isomers, exerts a body-fat reducing effect. Although punicic acid is found in pomegranate and Tricosanthes kirilowii seeds, the amount of thisExpand
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A Comparison of Hypocholesterolemic Activity of β-Sitosterol and β-Sitostanol in Rats
The hypocholesterolemic activity of beta-sitosterol and its hydrogenated product, beta-sitostanol (dihydrositosterol or stigmastanol) has been compared in young male rats. When cholesterol wasExpand
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Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid Increases Immunoglobulin Productivity of Sprague-Dawley Rat Spleen Lymphocytes
The dietary effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on Ig production of Sprague-Dawley rats were examined at various doses such as 0 (control), 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, and 0.50%. CLA increased IgG andExpand
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