The hypocholesterolemic effect of two edible mushrooms: Auricularia auricula (tree-ear) and Tremella fuciformis (white jelly-leaf) in hypercholesterolemic rats

Abstract The effect of two edible mushrooms, namely Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear) and Tremella fuciformis (White jelly-leaf) of the Heterobasidiae, on serum and liver lipids, fecal neutral steroids and bile acid excretion was investigated in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed two semisynthetic hypercholesterolemic diets (1.5% cholesterol, 5% fat) each containing 5% dried powder of the two mushrooms. After 4 wk […]

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