Leucine supplementation improves adiponectin and total cholesterol concentrations despite the lack of changes in adiposity or glucose homeostasis in rats previously exposed to a high-fat diet

January 2011
Nutrition & Metabolism;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p62
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a research study that was conducted to analyze whether leucine supplementation improves adiponectin and total cholesterol concentrations. Cholesterol efflux was examined by liquid scintillation counting. Changes in gene expression were quantified by real time PCR. The findings of the study suggest walnut oil contains bioactive molecules that significantly improve cholesterol efflux in MDFC.


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