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Wei Sheng Yan Jiu. 2003 Mar;32(2):120-2.

[Effect of nuts enrich in monounsaturated acid on serum lipid of hyperlipidemia rats].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing 100083, China.


In order to observe the regulatory effect of monounsaturated acid-enriched almond and macadamia nuts on blood lipid-level (TC, TG, HDL-C), the hyperlipidemia Wistar rats were used as the model and a diet containing almond and macadamia at the doses of between 12.5% and 25.0% was given for six weeks. The results showed that the level of the serum TC and TG in each study group was significantly lower than that of high fat chow control group (P < 0.05). There was a significant increase (P < 0.05) in the serum HDL-C level in the high fat chow group with high-dose macadamias compared with that in the high fat chow control group. The findings suggested that nuts enrich in monounsaturated acid could decrease the level of serum TC and TG and macadamias could increased the level of serum HDL-C in the hyperlipidemia rats.

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