Effect of Feeding Probioticated Functional Food Mixture on Serum Cholesterol Levels in Albino Rats
Keywords:Probiotics, Millets, Hypocholesterolemia, Serum Cholesterol.
AbstractProbiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. These probiotics promote good health and have therapeutic value. In this regard a study has been conducted to find the effect of probioticated millet mix on cholesterol levels in albino rats. Forty eight male Wistar rats were divided into six groups, all groups showed normal growth. Normal levels of serum hematological and serum values were observed where as Composite Mix Single Probiotic (CMSP) diet showed better results. Reduction in serum cholesterol, triglycerides, VLDL, LDL and improvement in the HDL levels were observed over a period of 45 days in experimental animals. CMSP was found to have good effect when compared to Composite Mix with Mixed Probiotic (CMMP). Hypocholesterolemic effect was observed in rats fed with CMSP diet.
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