Diet-Induced Hypercholesterolemia in the Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Chinese Hamster

  • M. G. Soret
  • M. C. Blanks
  • G. C. Gerritsen
  • C. E. Day
  • E. M. Block
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 67)


The association of human diabetes and the development of vascular disease has been established (1–4). Since the spontaneous diabetes in the Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus) (5) has been considered a good experimental model of the human disease (6) it was considered of interest to find if this animal was also suited for the study of vascular diseases, whether induced or naturally occurring. The present study was designed to investigate some morphologic and metabolic effects of diet induced hypercholesterolemia in the Chinese hamster.


Control Diet Cholesterol Diet Fast Blood Sugar Plasma Cholesterol Level Mild Diabetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Soret
    • 1
  • M. C. Blanks
    • 1
  • G. C. Gerritsen
    • 1
  • C. E. Day
    • 1
  • E. M. Block
    • 1
  1. 1.The Upjohn CompanyKalamazooUSA

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