Taurine suppresses development of atherosclerosis in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbits.

@article{Murakami2002TaurineSD,
  title={Taurine suppresses development of atherosclerosis in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbits.},
  author={Shigeru Murakami and Yukiko Kondo and Takanobu Sakurai and Hideaki Kitajima and Takatoshi Nagate},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2002},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={79-87}
}
While the hypocholesterolemic effects of taurine have extensively been studied using experimental animals, the anti-atherosclerotic effects of taurine have been given less attention. We examined the effect of taurine on atherosclerotic lesions in Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbits. Treatment of WHHL rabbits with taurine (0.3% in drinking tap water) for 24 weeks decreased aortic lesions by 31%, estimated as intimal thickening. Taurine significantly decreased cholesteryl ester… CONTINUE READING

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