EFFECTS OF FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES AND LONG-CHAIN INULIN ON SERUM LIPIDS IN RATS
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2005;55(4):437–441
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Effects of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin on total-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL+VLDL-cholesterol, triglycerides in serum of experimental rats were examined. The total number of forty eight animals were used in two experiments (Exp. 1 and Exp. 2). The rats were five-week-old and weighed 90-110 g. In Exp.1 and Exp. 2, twenty-four animals were randomly assigned to four experimental groups (6 rats each) and fed semi-purified diets (modified AIN-93G) providing four levels of either dietary fructooligosaccharides or inulin (0, 4, 8, and 12%), respectively. In the Exp. 1, no significant effects of dietary fructooligosaccharides on total serum cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides were observed. In Exp. 2, dietary inulin induced significant increases in serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations and significantly decreased the level of triglycerides.
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