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Effects of yoghurt butter oils on rat plasma lipids, haematology and liver histology parameters in a 150‐day study
- Hassanzadeh‐Taheri, Mohammadmehdi, Hassanzadeh‐Taheri, Mahsa, Jahani, Farnaz, Hosseini, Mehran
- International journal of dairy technology 2018 v.71 no.1 pp. 140-148
- blood lipids, butter oil, cottonseed oil, cows, diet, fatty liver, hematology, histology, hyperlipidemia, liver, males, rats, sheep, yogurt
- Although yoghurt butter oil as a fermented dairy product is widely consumed in several countries, its metabolic effects have not been fully elucidated. In this study, male Wistar rats were treated with standard diet, standard diet enriched with 10% or 20% (W/W) of either cow yoghurt butter oil (CYBO), sheep yoghurt butter oil (SYBO) or cottonseed oil (COT) for 20 weeks. Treatment of rats with CYBO or SYBO (at both concentrations) did not significantly influence haematological parameters, plasma lipids and liver histological structure. However, in contrast to popular belief, COT treatment at the higher dose induced leukocytosis, dyslipidaemia and liver steatosis.