Effect of the Energy to Protein Ratio on Serum and Carcass Cholesterol Levels in Chicks
"Soft" fats were found to depress significantly serum cholesterol levels in diets of high energy to protein (E/P) ratio but not in diets of low energy to protein ratios. A low (E/P) ratio depressed serum cholesterol values, regardless of the type of fat in the diet. The E/P ratio may represent the unknown factor in the equations of workers who have tried to relate the effect of dietary fats to serum cholesterol levels.
- Received February 1, 1958.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.