Absorption of intestinal free cholesterol is lowered by supplementation of Areca catechu L. extract in rats.

@article{Park2002AbsorptionOI,
  title={Absorption of intestinal free cholesterol is lowered by supplementation of Areca catechu L. extract in rats.},
  author={Yong Bok Park and S M Jeon and Sung June Byun and Hee-Sook Kim and M P Choi},
  journal={Life sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 16},
  pages={
          1849-59
        }
}
Areca extracts exhibiting a strong inhibitory activity against pancreatic cholesterol esterase (pCEase) in vitro were previously found to lower the absorption of dietary cholesteryl ester. Therefore, to determine whether a combined Areca extract also affects the absorption of intestinal free cholesterol, male rats were fed a diet containing free cholesterol (1%, w/w) either with or without an Areca nut extract supplement (0.5%, w/w). The Areca extract supplement significantly lowered the plasma… CONTINUE READING
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