Microvascular disorders in obese Zucker rats are restored by a rice bran diet.

BACKGROUND AND AIM Nutritional-based approaches aimed to prevent microvascular dysfunction associated to obesity present potential advantages over pharmacological strategies. Our aim was to test whether a rice bran enzymatic extract (RBEE)-supplemented diet could attenuate microvascular alterations in obese rats. METHODS AND RESULTS Lean and obese Zucker… CONTINUE READING