Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease associated with hardening and stiffing of the arterial wall caused by long-term plague accumulation, leading to the reduced function of the arterial to transport oxygen risk blood to the heart and the body.
Atherosclerosis is also a leading cause of 3 types of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.
Plaque is a substance made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood.
On review of the clinical and pharmacological of artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.), used in European medicine from the 18th century for the treatment of chronic disease, researchers examined the herbal remedy effect against atherosclerosis.
Futhermore, artichoke also induced the production of antioxidant enzymes against the free radical oxidation in the liver tissues.
* The control group (CG) was fed with standard pellet chow for 11 weeks;
* The AD group was fed for a similar period of time with pellet chow supplemented with 2% cholesterol, 3% sunflower oil and 1% sodium cholate. and
* The ADA group was fed with pellet chow (for 1 week), the atherogenic diet (see above) for the following 4 weeks and then with ALT (0.1 mL/kg body weight) and atherogenic diet for 6 weeks.
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