Cereal Chem 50:358 - 362. | VIEW
Effect of Cellulose and Wheat Mill-Fractions on Plasma and Liver Cholesterol Levels in Cholesterol-Fed Rats.
G. S. Ranhotra. Copyright 1973 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
The effect of microcrystalline cellulose, wheat protein concentrate, and wheat mill-fractions on plasma and liver cholesterol levels in cholesterol-fed rats was studied. Though extraneous cellulose, even at 20% level in the diet, failed to prevent the elevation of plasma and liver cholesterol levels, fibrous mill-fractions (namely shorts and bran) appeared quite effective. Germ and fractions high in starch and gluten were also effective in preventing elevation of plasma cholesterol levels. Compared to rats fed casein, those fed wheat protein concentrate absorbed, and deposited in liver, less cholesterol; but their plasma cholesterol levels were elevated.