PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF PERILLYL ALCOHOL (POH) A MONOTERPENE: ON HIGH FAT DIET INDUCED HYPERLIPIDEMIA IN ALBINO WISTAR RATS A PRELIMINARY STUDYAbstract
To assess the effect of Perillyl alcohol (POH) on the lipid profile of high-fat-diet-induced hyperlipidemia in white male albino Wistar rats, the hyperlipidemia was induced by feeding cholesterol-rich high-fat diet for 45 days in male albino Wistar rats. The decline in the triglycerides, LDL and VLDL was significant at 100 & 200 mg/kg dose of POH compared to Atorvastatin group. The decrease in total cholesterol was significant at 100 and 200 mg/kg doses compared to hyperlipidemic control. The results demonstrate that POH at a dose of 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight lowers the serum triglyceride, LDL, VLDL, total cholesterol and increase HDL level significantly in high-fat-diet-induced hyperlipidemic rats. Though there was no significant effect on the lipid profile at 50 mg/kg dose. Thus, the results of the present study provide scientific validation for the use of Perillyl alcohol (POH) a terpene as an Antihyperlipidemic agent.
T. Hassan *, C. Elanchezhiyan, I. Naseer and D. Veerakumar
Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India.
05 November 2018
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