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Figure 2: Plasma lipoprotein profiles in the three experimental groups of LDLr-/- mice showing that guarana soft drinks (GSD) increase non-HDL cholesterol (~30%) and vascular lipid deposition (~60%) compared with the control and zero guarana soft drink (Z-GSD) diets. (a) Bar graphs show the lipid profile between groups. (b) Representative aorta en face images of Oil Red O staining and their respective densitometry analyses. Bar graph depicting average vascular lipid deposition areas. Values are presented as the for animals per group. vs. the control group and # vs. the GSD group (one-way ANOVA).