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Table 3 Effect of MCE on the serum lipids and blood glucose levels in old obese rats

From: An experimental evaluation of the antidiabetic and antilipidemic properties of a standardized Momordica charantia fruit extract

Oral treatment (n = 8) Cholesterol (mg %) HDL-CH (mg %) VLDL-CH (mg %) LDL-CH (mg %) Triglyceride (mg %) Blood glucose (mg %)
  Mean ± SEM
Normal control 80.8 ± 1.7 18.7 ± 0.9 8.4 ± 0. 54.4 ± 0.21 60.4 ± 0.39 68.8 ± 2.1
Obese control 115.9 ± 2.7b 27.8 ± 0.4a 24.6 ± 0.8b 64.4 ± 2.2a 123.2 ± 4.1b 116.5 ± 1.6b
MCE (150 mg/kg) 88.5 ± 1.7c 31.2 ± 0.6c 20.2 ± 0.9c 37.2 ± 2.0d 100.9 ± 4.4c 94.5 ± 1.1a
MCE (300 mg/kg) 81.6 ± 1.9d 32.4 ± 0.6d 17.8 ± 0.2d 26.3 ± 3.1d 88.7 ± 3.2d 77.1 ± 1.2d
  1. Significant difference of Obese control from Normal control: aP < 0.05, bP < 0.01,
  2. Significant difference of treatment groups from Obese control: cP < 0.01, dP < 0.001