Proso millet protein elevates plasma level of high-density lipoprotein: a new food function of proso millet

Biomed Environ Sci. 1996 Sep;9(2-3):209-12.


We examined the effects of dietary proso-millet protein on plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in different rats from animals reported in our previous studies. The results showed also, in this animal, that the ingestion of the millet protein elevates plasma levels of HDL-cholesterol like our earlier works. Taking into account the anti-atherogenic function of HDL, therefore, the millet protein would be useful as a new food ingredient which has the function that regulates cholesterol metabolism.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cholesterol / blood
  • Cholesterol / metabolism
  • Dietary Proteins / pharmacology*
  • Eating / physiology
  • Lipoproteins, LDL / blood*
  • Liver / metabolism
  • Male
  • Panicum / chemistry*
  • Plant Proteins / pharmacology*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley
  • Species Specificity
  • Triglycerides / blood
  • Triglycerides / metabolism
  • Weight Gain / physiology


  • Dietary Proteins
  • Lipoproteins, LDL
  • Plant Proteins
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol