Articles

Anti-atherosclerotic properties of higher mushrooms (a clinico- experimental investigation)

Author

Li Khva Ren, Vasil'ev AV, Orekhov AN

Date

1/1989

Journal

Vopr Pitan

Abstract

Antiatherosclerotic properties of water and alcoholic extracts of 20 types of high-species mushrooms were investigated by evaluation of intracellular cholesterol accumulation and 3H-thymidine inclusion into the cells of the human aortal intima in culture. The influence of a single intake of some mushroom species on antiatherosclerotic properties of the human sera was studied. It has been shown that Ganoderma lucidum and Lentinus edodes possess pronounced antiatherosclerotic properties.