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Abstract

Effect Of 'Abana' Pretreatment On Isoproternol-Induced Hyperlipidemia In Rats

Author(s): C Sheela Sasikumar, C. S Shyamala Devi

The cardioprotective effect of Abana, a polyherbal formulation on serum lipid and lipoprotein profile in isoproterenol-induced myocardial Infarction was studied in rats. The levels of total cholesterol, ester cholesterol, free cholesterol, phospholipid, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and free fatty acids Increased significantly while high density lipoprotein (HDL) was decreased in the serum of isoproterenol administered rats. Polyherbal formulation Abana, showed marked reversal of these metabolic changes Induced by isoproterenol.