Dietary fish oil enhances monocyte adhesion and fatty streak formation in the hypercholesterolemic rat.

@article{Rogers1988DietaryFO,
  title={Dietary fish oil enhances monocyte adhesion and fatty streak formation in the hypercholesterolemic rat.},
  author={Kem A. Rogers and Morris J. Karnovsky},
  journal={The American journal of pathology},
  year={1988},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={382-8}
}
Using the rat model of atherosclerosis, the influence of dietary fish oil on early stages of atherosclerotic lesion formation was studied. Normocholesterolemic rats (serum cholesterol less than 100 mg/dl), moderately hypercholesterolemic rats fed cholesterol and cholic acid (serum cholesterol less than 400 mg/dl), and severely hypercholesterolemic rats fed cholesterol, cholic acid, and 2-thiouracil (serum cholesterol greater than 900 mg/dl) had their diets supplemented with 5% (w/w) "MaxEPA… CONTINUE READING