Dietary animal proteins and cholesterol metabolism in rabbits

Maria R. Lovati, Clive E. West, Cesare R. Sirtori, Anton C. Beynen
1990 British Journal of Nutrition  
The effect in rabbits of giving isonitrogenous purified diets containing casein, ovalbumin, fish protein, milk-whey protein and soya-bean protein were compared. The diets were balanced for cholesterol and for the amount and type of fat. When incorporated into low-cholesterol diets (0.08 g cholesterol/kg), casein, ovalbumin and soya-bean protein produced similar levels of serum cholesterol. With a high background of dietary cholesterol (1.5 g/kg), serum cholesterol concentrations increased with
more » ... oya-bean protein, whey protein, casein and fish protein, in that order. Thus, the hypercholesterolaemic effect of casein in * For reprints.
doi:10.1079/bjn19900047 pmid:2223748 fatcat:j2eqs6ed2fgipafndicc33x7km