Adult male guinea pigs were maintained on four dietary regimens
for a period of 8 weeks. The basic diet consisted of powdered guinea
pig chow with 10% coconut oil. The three experimental groups
received the basic diet with additions of either 1% lecithin, 0.25%
cholesterol, or 0.25% cholesterol plus 1%...
The effects of fermentation on selected nutrients in the seed
of the African locust-bean were investigated. The protein content
of the seeds declined from 50.1% of dry weight in the unfermented
sample to 32.4% of dry weight in the fully fermented sample.
Methionine, cystine, and tryptophan were the limiting amino...
Activities of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and hormone-sensitive
lipase (HSL) in adipose tissue, accumulation of carcass fat, and
serum triglyceride have been determined in meal-fed (MF) and
ad libitum-fed (AD) rats. At each feeding frequency, the animals
received diets providing total fat as 15% or 30% of calories and
The interrelationships between physical measurements, dietary
intake of specific nutrients, and plasma lipids were examined in 19
healthy elderly subjects. The mean blood pressures, relative weights,
and skinfold thicknesses were within normal ranges, although women
tended to be more overweight. Systolic pressure and relative weight
were associated with increased body...
Plasma vitamin B₁₂ concentrations of 16 elderly women were
measured using the growth response of the microorganism, Ochromonas
malhamensis. The method required major modifications which
are described in detail. All women had plasma concentrations of
vitamin B₁₂ above the normal minimum of 200 pg/ml despite the fact
that the diets...
The effect of oral lecithin supplementation on plasma lipids
was investigated. Thirty-one healthy middle-aged men received 7.2
gm soy lecithin daily for two months. Blood was drawn both before
and after supplementation and analyzed for total and esterified
cholesterol, total and individual phospholipids, total lipids, triglycerides,
and lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT)...
The effect of supplementary lecithin on plasma lipids
was studied. Thirty-one men between the ages of 38 and 56
were given 7.2 gm of supplemental lecithin per day in the
form of Soya Lecithin. Supplementation lasted for a period
of seven and a half to eight weeks. Blood was analyzed...