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Figure 2: EM 1: Ultrastructure of the aortic wall of rats fed with different frequencies of heated oil (3200x magnification). (a) Control, (b) fresh palm oil (FPO), (c) 5 times heated palm oil (5HPO), and ((d) and (e)) 10 times heated palm oil (10HPO). Tunica intima (TI); tunica medica (TM); vessel lumen (L); denuded endothelial cells (dEC); mononuclear cells (MNC); internal elastic lamina (IEL); smooth muscle cells (SMC); endothelial cell (EC); granular material (GM); fragmented SMC (fSMC); central necrotic core (NC); myointimal cells (MIC); vacuoles (V); foam cells (FC); disrupted IEL (arrows); lipid accumulation (LP).