Behavioral effects of dietary cholesterol in rats tested in experimental models of mild stress and cognition tasks

@article{Micale2008BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral effects of dietary cholesterol in rats tested in experimental models of mild stress and cognition tasks},
  author={Vincenzo Micale and Giovanni Scapagnini and Claudia Colombrita and Carmen Mazzola and Filippo Drago},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={462-471}
}
Abnormalities in serum cholesterol levels of patients with mood disorders have been identified in epidemiological studies. However, evidence for an influence of dietary cholesterol on behavioral models is poor. Here, we investigated the behavioral changes of Wistar male rats fed a 2% cholesterol-enriched diet for 2 months in experimental models of depression and anxiety, such as the forced swim test (FST) paradigm and the novelty-induced grooming sampling test (NGT). The correlation between… CONTINUE READING
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