Effect of Moderate Intake of Ethanol on Lipid Profile of Wistar-Albino Rats Fed High Fat Diet


  •   Kathiravan Vayanaperumal

  •   Ravindran Rajan


Many evidences suggest that light to moderate alcohol drinking may provide some cardiovascular benefits. The present study examined the impact of how moderate ethanol consumption provides a protective effect against high blood cholesterol. Wistar-Albino rats were divided into a control group (I) and test groups (II, III, IV). The test groups (II, III, IV) were administered with a predefined dosage of 10%, 20% and 30% ethanol respectively following twenty days of high fat routine however, control animals were managed with normal saline for the next fifteen days. Significant difference in lipid profile parameters witnessed before and after ethanol administration between the control and test groups. Findings from the study suggests that 10% moderate ethanol is adequately least enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving the blood cholesterol in Wistar-Albino rats.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, Lipid Profile, Moderate ethanol, Hyperlipidemia


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Vayanaperumal, K., & Rajan, R. (2020). Effect of Moderate Intake of Ethanol on Lipid Profile of Wistar-Albino Rats Fed High Fat Diet. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.3.283