Interactions Among Dietry Fat, Protein, and Cholesterol in Atherosclerosis-susceptible Pigeons
EFFECTS ON CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
Atherosclerosis-susceptible pigeons fed cholesterol developed coronary atherosclerosis much more frequently than pigeons maintained on a cholesterol-free diet. Fewer of the cholesterol-fed pigeons fed a low protein diet developed coronary atherosclerosis than did cholesterol-fed pigeons on a high protein diet. Corn oil decreased the frequency of coronary atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed pigeons. Limited evidence suggests that the coronary arteries and aortae in noncholesterol-fed birds are independent of each other in their susceptibility to atherosclerosis.
- Received March 19, 1962.
- © 1962 American Heart Association, Inc.