Silver fir (Abies alba) trunk extract protects guinea pig arteries from impaired functional responses and morphology due to an atherogenic diet.

@article{Drevenek2015SilverF,
  title={Silver fir (Abies alba) trunk extract protects guinea pig arteries from impaired functional responses and morphology due to an atherogenic diet.},
  author={Gorazd Dreven{\vs}ek and Mojca Lunder and Eva Tav{\vc}ar Benkovi{\'c} and Ana Mikelj and Borut {\vS}trukelj and Samo Kreft},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={
          856-61
        }
}
  • Gorazd Drevenšek, Mojca Lunder, +3 authors Samo Kreft
  • Published in
    Phytomedicine : international…
    2015
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Diet, rich in plant polyphenols prevents atherogenesis that manifests as reduced vascular relaxation and formation of plaques. HYPOTHESIS Atherosclerosis could be reduced by the intake of silver fir (Abies alba) extract (SFTE), rich in polyphenols. STUDY DESIGN Chronic, in vivo treatment animal study. METHODS Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) were fed for 8 weeks with one of the following three diets: atherogenic, basic or atherogenic + SFTE. After isolation, we measured the… CONTINUE READING

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