Representative photomicrographs of H&E-stained sections of thoracic aorta of HFCD-fed rats. Aortas are from: control (a), HFCD (b), fluvastatin (c), EAL I (d), and EAL II (e) groups. The scale bar represents 800 μm. The lower panels show intima thickness. Values are expressed as mean ± S.E. (n = 8); *p<0.05 vs. control; #p<0.05 vs. HFCD alone. Arrows indicate deranged intima.