Effects of dietary konjac mannan on serum and liver cholesterol levels and biliary bile acid composition in hamsters.

@article{Shimizu1991EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary konjac mannan on serum and liver cholesterol levels and biliary bile acid composition in hamsters.},
  author={Hiroshi Shimizu and Masanobu Yamauchi and Taiju Kuramoto and Naozumi Kubota and Mitsuo Matsuda and Takahiko Hoshita},
  journal={Journal of pharmacobio-dynamics},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={371-5}
}
We studied the effect of dietary konjac mannan on serum and liver cholesterol levels and biliary bile acid composition in hamsters. In hamsters fed a control diet supplemented with konjac mannan for 6 weeks, serum and liver cholesterol levels were decreased significantly compared to hamsters fed the control diet. Addition of konjac mannan to the cholesterol-enriched diet reduced the elevation of serum cholesterol caused by feeding cholesterol. However, the absorption of cholesterol from the… CONTINUE READING