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Table 4 Food intake data 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
Energy (kcal/day)      
Experimental 1845.2 ± 803.9 1619.4 ± 510.6 1631.6 ± 516.5* 0.10 0.82
Placebo 2018.8 ± 704.1 1762.9 ± 396.5 1829.9 ± 543.3*   
Protein (g/day)      
Experimental 52.0 ± 20.6 46.9 ± 12.8 45.9 ± 12.8 0.14 0.82
Placebo 59.6 ± 21.6 53.4 ± 10.5 54.8 ± 16.8   
Fat (g/day)      
Experimental 37.8 ± 16.5 38.0 ± 16.5 39.1 ± 17.7 0.47 0.62
Placebo 50.6 ± 31.5 45.2 ± 16.8 49.8 ± 26.8   
Carbohydrate (g/day)      
Experimental 287.1 ± 100.1 252.8 ± 63.2 255.3 ± 65.1 0.20 0.80
Placebo 331.3 ± 110.0 285.5 ± 70.3 290.5 ± 76.2   
Cholesterol (mg/day)      
Experimental 96.6 ± 117.5 89.0 ± 104.3 68.7 ± 88.4 1.9 0.15
Placebo 89.1 ± 104.9 60.0 ± 37.7 76.3 ± 88.9   
  1. Mean ± SD. n = 28 in experimental group 29 in placebo
  2. No significant interaction between time points and group (repeated measure ANOVA with group as between subjects factor)
  3. *- Significant difference observed between time points for each group (repeated measure ANOVA)