Marı́a F. Zafra

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We have studied the effects of dipyridamole treatment on chick plasma and lipoprotein composition in postprandial and fasting (12 h) conditions. Plasma cholesterol levels were higher in fasted than in fed chicks, whereas triglycerides declined during starvation. Dipyridamole treatment reduced plasma cholesterol content, mainly of the free cholesterol(More)
For a better understanding of the hyperlipidemic function of saturated fat, we have studied the comparative effects of diet supplementation with 10 and 20% coconut oil on the main lipid classes of chick plasma. Changes in fatty acid composition of free fatty acid and triglyceride fractions were parallel to that of the experimental diet. Thus, the increase(More)
We have studied the value of dipyridamole for the prevention of hypercholesterolemia caused by saturated fat. This study shows that supplementation of 10–20% coconut oil to the diet induced a significant hypercholesterolemia under postprandial conditions. Simultaneous administration of dipyridamole and 10% coconut oil for 2 weeks maintained plasma(More)
We studied the short-term effects of a 20% coconut oil supplementation to the chick diet on lipid composition of liver and hepatic mitochondria, and changes that occurred in mitochondrial-associated enzymes as a result of this diet. No significant differences were observed in the lipid contents of liver when young chicks were fed the experimental diet,(More)
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