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Table 3 Fasting serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol (LDL), HDL-cholesterol (HDL) and HDL/LDL ratio after 6 weeks of S. libanotica intake

From: Salvia libanotica improves glycemia and serum lipid profile in rats fed a high fat diet

  Control GI GII GIII
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 37.9 ± 1.7 39.8 ± 2.1 35.4 ± 4.8 38.3 ± 4.2
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl) 49.8 ± 2.8 50.2 ± 3.3 51.4 ± 4.8 54.5 ± 3.1
LDL Cholesterol (mg/dl) 15.6 ± 2.3 15.1 ± 3.0 11.2 ± 3.3 11.4 ± 3.2
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dl) 27.2 ± 1.9 27.4 ± 2.5 31.2 ± 2.6 34.4 ± 2.4*
HDL/LDL ratio 1.74 ± 0.18 1.81 ± 0.25 2.79 ± 0.32* 3.02 ± 0.31*
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SEM, (n = 10). *corrected p-value ≤ 0.05 vs. control using ANOVA and Tukey’s post-hoc test