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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 1299-1306
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.1299.1306
 
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A Diet Rich in Leafy Vegetable Fiber Improves Cholesterol Metabolism in High-Cholesterol Fed Rats

A.M. Ezz El-Arab

Abstract:
In the present study, the hypocholesterolemic effect of leaf vegetable (Jew's mallow) was studied in high-cholesterol fed rats. The animals were fed diets supplemented with cholesterol (0.25%) for 4 weeks. Leaf vegetable diet produced an important hypocholesterolemic action: it led to a significant lowering (p<0.05) of cholesterol in the plasma and liver, as well as of the atherogenic index and a significant increase (p<0.05) in cecal short chain fatty acids, with respect to the control group. Concurrently, total fecal neutral sterols in the excretion increased (p<0.05) and apparent absorption of dietary cholesterol was significantly depressed (-58%). The consumption of leaf vegetable (Jew's mallow) with a hypercholesterolemic diet improved the lipidemic profile and increased excretion of the total cholesterol end-products.
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A.M. Ezz El-Arab , 2009. A Diet Rich in Leafy Vegetable Fiber Improves Cholesterol Metabolism in High-Cholesterol Fed Rats. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 12: 1299-1306.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2009.1299.1306

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2009.1299.1306

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