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Avian Atherosclerosis: Retardation by Pectin

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Science  20 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3647, pp. 1063-1064
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3647.1063-a

Abstract

A highly significant retardation of spontaneous atherosclerosis was observed in 2-year-old cockerels fed on a standard diet supplemented with 5 percent pectin for 18 months. The pectin-fed birds excreted three times as much lipid extract and almost twice as much cholesterol as did the control cockerels fed the standard diet supplemented with 5 percent nonnutritive fiber.

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