Lack of correlation between lesion development and hyperlipidemia/CRP is due to the use of a limited number of rabbits. Statistical analysis was used to determine the degree of correlation between lesion distributions and serum lipid/CRP levels. A) Total cholesterol, correlation coefficient: r2 = 0.25 (p = 0.39); B) Triglyceride, r2 = 0.001 (p = 0.90); C) HDL-C, r2 < 0.001 (p = 0.92); D) LDL-C, r2 = 0.003 (p = 0.85); E) the ratio of HDL/LDL, r2 < 0.001 (p = 0.96); F) CRP, r2 = 0.05 (p = 0.50). A Prism statistic program (GraphPad Software Inc.) was used for the correlation analysis. Sera were diluted to working ranges of standard curve for cholesterol determination. Fourteen rabbits were fed the cholesterol supplemental diet while 9 rabbits were fed chow diets.