Cholesterol-Lowering Effects in Rat Liver Fed Barley and ${\beta}-Glucan-enriched$ Barley Fraction with Cholesterol

보리 및 보리 ${\beta}-glucan$ 농축획분 섭취에 의한 흰쥐의 간 콜레스테롤 저하효과

  • 김성란 (한국식품개발연구원 식품가공연구본부) ;
  • 석호문 (한국식품개발연구원 식품가공연구본부) ;
  • 최희돈 (한국식품개발연구원 식품가공연구본부) ;
  • 박용곤 (한국식품개발연구원 식품가공연구본부)
  • Published : 2002.04.01


Hypocholesterolemic effects in rats of two hull-less barleys, waxy and nonwaxy-starch genotype, were evaluated by analyzing liver cholesterol and triglycerides. A group fed cellulose control and fiber-free exhibited significant liver lipid accumulation by morphologically observation. In barley fed group, however, lipid disposition in liver was effectively suppressed. The concentrations of cholesterol and triglyceride in liver were significantly reduced in rat fed 5 and 10% fiber diets containing barley flour and ${\beta}-glucan-enriched$ fraction. ${\beta}-Glucan-enriched$ barley fraction as a fiber source showed more cholesterol-lowering than barley flour with cellulose, and this effect of ${\beta}-glucan$ from two hull-less barleys was similar. Liver cholesterol and triglyceride in cellulose control group were 14.5 mg/g and 46.1 mg/g, respectively, while those of barley and ${\beta}-glucan$ fed groups were $5.1{\sim}8.2\;mg/g$ and $20.1{\sim}31.3\;mg/g$, respectively.


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