Aqueous extract of Ilex paraguariensis attenuates the progression of atherosclerosis in cholesterol‐fed rabbits

  title={Aqueous extract of Ilex paraguariensis attenuates the progression of atherosclerosis in cholesterol‐fed rabbits},
  author={A. L. Mosimann and D. Wilhelm-Filho and E. D. da Silva},
  • A. L. Mosimann, D. Wilhelm-Filho, E. D. da Silva
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • BioFactors
  • Ilex paraguariensis aqueous extract (mate) is an antioxidant‐rich beverage widely consumed in South American countries. Here we questioned whether mate could reduce the progression of atherosclerosis in 1% cholesterol‐fed rabbits. New Zealand White male rabbits (n = 32) were divided into four groups: control (C, n = 5), control‐mate (CM, n = 5), hypercholesterolemic (HC, n = 11) and hypercholesterolemic‐mate (HCM, n = 11). The daily water and mate extract consumption was approximately 400 ml… CONTINUE READING
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