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Vopr Pitan. 1989 Nov-Dec;(6):47-50.

[Study of the effect of rations containing dietary fiber on the level of total lipids and cholesterol in the blood and liver of the rat during a 6.5-month experiment].

[Article in Russian]


The influence of the following food fibers: wheat bran, citrus pectin, microcrystallized cellulose, methyl cellulose, was studied in experiments on male Wistar rats. Basing on the data obtained it has been suggested that the diets with pectin are conducive to secretion of general lipids and sterols from the liver. Comparison of the action of natural food fibers (wheat bran, pectin) with artificial fibers (microcrystallized cellulose, methyl cellulose) has not revealed any changes in the blood cholesterol level. At the same time a lower content of total lipids and cholesterol was recorded in the liver of rats that had received pectin and bran.

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