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The effect of garri on rat plasma cholesterol

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      Abstract

      Plasma cholesterol concentrations were measured in rats after incorporation of garri in their diet; control animals were fed a diet without garri. Cholesterol concentrations decreased with incorporation of garri in the diet, but a saturation point was reached after which garri had no further lowering effect on plasma cholesterol. Histology of the kidney and liver revealed cellular vacuolation and cytoplasmic swelling in garri-fed animals.

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