Free radicals and lipid peroxidation in liver of rats kept on a diet devoid of choline.

Abstract

Rodents kept on a choline devoid (CD) diet up to 14 months develop hepatic lesions progressing through two broad stages. The first is characterized by severe steatosis and increase in cell turnover, the second by a gradual clearance of the deposited fat and fibrosis. Hepatocellular carcinomas eventually arise in rats fed for over 12 months, even though the… (More)

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