Influence of cholesterol from various sources on experimental athero sclerosis in rabbits

Kritchevsky, D.; Tepper, S.A.; Klurfeld, D.M.; Story, J.A.

Nutrition Reports International 20(5): 663-668

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0029-6635
Accession: 005681989

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Abstract
Rabbits were fed a semipurified diet augmented with 0.1% cholesterol fed in the form of crystalline cholesterol, egg yolk or dried egg powder. The levels of atherosclerosis resulting from the diets were similar: they were highest in the group fed egg yolk and lowest in that fed crystalline cholesterol. Animals fed dried egg exhibited the highest serum total cholesterol levels and the lowest ratio of serum .alpha./.beta. lipoprotein cholesterol.