Estrogen-Induced Regression of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Cholesterol-Fed Chicks
The present study demonstrates that estrogens reverse previously induced coronary atherosclerosis in cholesterol-fed cockerels, despite the continued presence of the atherogenic stimulus in the diet. Aorta atherogenesis remains unaffected. Hypercholesterolemia is moderately enhanced by estrogen administration; total cholesterol-lipid phosphorus (C/P) ratios are depressed to normal levels, consequent upon estrogen-induced hyperphospholipemia.
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