Dietary (+)-catechin and BHT markedly increase alpha-tocopherol concentrations in rats by a tocopherol-omega-hydroxylase-independent mechanism.

@article{Frank2003DietaryA,
  title={Dietary (+)-catechin and BHT markedly increase alpha-tocopherol concentrations in rats by a tocopherol-omega-hydroxylase-independent mechanism.},
  author={Jan Frank and Torbj{\"o}rn Lundh and Robert S. Parker and Joy E. Swanson and Bengt O H Vessby and Afaf Kamal-Eldin},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 10},
  pages={3195-9}
}
The effects of dietary (+)-catechin (CAT) and BHT on plasma and tissue concentrations of alpha-tocopherol (alpha-T), gamma-tocopherol (gamma-T) and cholesterol (C) were studied in male Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were fed the compounds during a 4-wk period at concentrations of 2 g/kg in standardized diets, low but adequate in vitamin E, with 2 g/kg cholesterol. The CAT-regimen did not affect weight gain, feed intake or organ weights. BHT did not affect feed intake but lowered the body weight… CONTINUE READING