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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 245-249
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.245.249
 
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Comparative Effect of Garden Egg Fruit, Oat and Apple on Serum Lipid Profile in Rats Fed a High Cholesterol Diet
James Karho Edijala , Samuel Ogheneovo Asagba , George Edaghogho Eriyamremu and Uzezi Atomatofa

Abstract:
The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect of Solanum melongena (garden egg plant), apple and oat on serum lipid profile of rats fed a hypercholesterolemic diet. One hundred rats were grouped into five groups of 20 animals each; one group was fed with grower`s marsh alone and acted as the sham control. One group was fed grower`s marsh and 3% cholesterol and served as the test control. The other three groups were fed with the grower`s marsh, 3% cholesterol and either of 4% apple, oat, or garden egg plant for a period of one month. After 2 weeks, half of the animals in each group were sacrificed for mid-term studies. The results obtained indicate that garden egg plant significantly (P<0.05) reduced weight gain of rats and feed efficiency compared with the other supplementations. Garden egg plant significantly (P<0.05) reduced serum total cholesterol, triglyceride and increased serum HDL-cholesterol compared with oat and apple in both the mid-term and full-term studies. The study suggests that garden egg plant has a more hypolipidemic effect than apple and oat.
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James Karho Edijala , Samuel Ogheneovo Asagba , George Edaghogho Eriyamremu and Uzezi Atomatofa , 2005. Comparative Effect of Garden Egg Fruit, Oat and Apple on Serum Lipid Profile in Rats Fed a High Cholesterol Diet . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 4: 245-249.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2005.245.249

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2005.245.249

 
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