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Note: Fish Oil Added to Biscuits is a Potent Hypolipidemic Agent in Hypercholesterolemic Rats.

G. S. Ranhotra, J. A. Gelroth, and K. A stroth. Copyright 1990 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The results of an eight-week experiment, using young rats as the test model, showed that a diet containing biscuits made with fish oil exerted a persistant and potent lowering effect on serum total cholesterol (CH) and triglyceride (TG) in hypercholesterolemic rats; intitially, it also caused an increase in high-density lipoprotein CH. A diet of biscuits containing linseed oil also substantially lowered both serum total CH and TG levels in hypercholesterolemic rats, but less than the fish oil diet. The canola oil diet lowered total CH but not TG levels. The fish oil diet and, to a lesser extent, the linseed oil diet also lowered serum total CH in normocholesterolemic rats.

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