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Table 3 Biochemical parameters of the subjects at baseline, day 45 and day 90 of the study

From: An evaluation of the hypolipidemic effect of an extract of Hibiscus Sabdariffa leaves in hyperlipidemic Indians: a double blind, placebo controlled trial

Parameter Baseline Day 45 Day 90 F value P value
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl)      
Experimental 207.1 ± 32.5 208.2 ± 32.3 198.5 ± 33.2 2.53 0.09
Placebo 204.9 ± 23.9 202.6 ± 24.3 198.6 ± 21.2   
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dl)      
Experimental 42.0 ± 9.4 41.6 ± 9.5 42.6 ± 8.9 0.32 0.73
Placebo 40.9 ± 9.2 39.6 ± 9.0 41.2 ± 9.3   
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)      
Experimental 155.3 ± 13.9 145.2 ± 25.6 127.6 ± 24.1* 1.0 0.36
Placebo 150.7 ± 14.3 142.4 ± 24.8 132.0 ± 17.1*   
Serum Triglycerides (mg/dl)      
Experimental 159.9 ± 90.6 134.6 ± 56.2 143.3 ± 73.9* 0.07 0.92
Placebo 144.6 ± 60.1 134.6 ± 56.2 130.6 ± 51.2   
Fasting Blood Glucose (mg/dl)      
Experimental 93.7 ± 9.3 89.7 ± 13.7 93.1 ± 9.9 2.5 0.09
Placebo 88.8 ± 9.6 91.4 ± 13.7 92.2 ± 8.5   
Post Prandial Blood Glucose (mg/dl)      
Experimental 100.9 ± 26.3 110.7 ± 29.6 110.6 ± 21.6 1.2 0.32
Placebo 97.2 ± 20.9 104.4 ± 17.7 113.4 ± 18.7   
  1. Mean ± SD. n = 28 in experimental group and 29 in Placebo group. No significant interaction between time points and group (repeated measure ANOVA with group as between subject factor). *-Significant difference observed between time points within each group (repeated measure ANOVA).