γ-tocotrienol as a hypocholesterolemic and antioxidant agent in rats fed atherogenic diets

@article{Watkins1993tocotrienolAA,
  title={γ-tocotrienol as a hypocholesterolemic and antioxidant agent in rats fed atherogenic diets},
  author={Timothy R Watkins and Petra Lenz and Abdul Gapor and Margaret Struck and A. C. Tomeo and Marvin L. Bierenbaum},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={1993},
  volume={28},
  pages={1113-1118}
}
This study was designed to determine whether incorporation of γ-tocotrienol or α-tocopherol in an atherogenic diet would reduce the concentration of plasma cholesterol, triglycerides and fatty acid peroxides, and attenuate platelet aggregability in rats. For six weeks, male Wistar rats (n=90) were fed AIN76A semisynthetic test diets containing cholesterol (2% by weight), providing fat as partially hydrogenated soybean oil (20% by weight), menhaden oil (20%) or corn oil (2%). Feeding the ration… CONTINUE READING

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