Antioxidants in Fig (Ficus carica L.) and their effects in the prevention of atherosclerosis in hamsters

  title={Antioxidants in Fig (Ficus carica L.) and their effects in the prevention of atherosclerosis in hamsters},
  author={Manal Said Tawfik and Mona Alhejy},
  journal={Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences},
Phenolics are an important constituent of fruit quality because of their contribution to the taste, color and nutritional properties of fruit. This study aimed to determine the level of phenolics in fig. In addition, it is also to study their impact on early atherosclerosis. The used methodology was by feeding 30 hamsters which were grouped into three groups. Each group has equally of 10 hamsters. These three groups were fed standard diet, atherogenic diet, atherogenic diet with dried fig (0.6… 

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