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Goodness C. Ezechukwu
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Published on May 4, 2018in Journal of Dietary Supplements
Ademola C. Famurewa3
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Chima A. Ekeleme-Egedigwe2
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+ 3 AuthorsGoodness C. Ezechukwu1
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ABSTRACTResearch findings that suggest beneficial health effects of dietary supplementation with virgin coconut oil (VCO) are limited in the published literature. This study investigated the in vivo effects of a 5-week VCO-supplemented diet on lipid profile, hepatic antioxidant status, hepatorenal function, and cardiovascular risk indices in normal rats. Rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: 1 control and 2 treatment groups (10% and 15% VCO-supplemented diets) for 5 weeks. Serum and homogena...