The Hypocholesterolemic Effect of Germinated Brown Rice Involves the Upregulation of the Apolipoprotein A1 and Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Genes
Changes in lipid profile over the 4 weeks of the dietary intervention. The figure shows the effects of germinated brown rice (GBR) on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in type 2 diabetic rats over the 4 weeks of the dietary intervention compared with the effects of brown rice (BR) and white rice (WR) (/group). The data represent the means of each group, and the error bars represent SDs. Bars with the same letters are not significantly different (). The control diabetic untreated group received a high fat diet (HFD), and the normal nondiabetic group received standard rat chow. The WR, BR, and G50 groups received an HFD in which 50% of the standard rat chow was substituted with rice, and, in the G100 group, 100% of the rat chow was substituted with GBR.