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Thrombosis in association with atherosclerosis induced by dietary perturbations in dogs

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Science  11 Jun 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4244, pp. 1139-1141
DOI: 10.1126/science.1273587

Abstract

The distribution, severity, and complications of diet-induced atherosclerosis in dogs can be altered by changing the source of fat in the diet. Thrombosis and thromboembolic disease associated with atherosclerosis occurred with diets containing beef tallow and lard of coconut oil but were absent in dogs fed cottonseed oil as a source of fat. Experiemtnal animals with and without thrombosis are of value as models in elucidating the role of platelets and thrombostatic mechanisms in atherosclerosis.