Effect of Saturated and Unsaturated Fats on the Concentration of Serum Cholesterol and Experimental Atherosclerosis
The feeding of a diet rich in unsaturated fats to rabbits produced no significant alteration of the serum cholesterol level, while the feeding of a diet rich in saturated fats produced an elevation of the serum cholesterol without the development of experimental atherosclerosis. The addition of unsaturated fats to a diet rich in cholesterol failed to prevent hypercholesterolemia and experimental atherosclerosis in rabbits.
- Received January 15, 1959.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.