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Table 1 Serum lipids content (mmol/L) in rats fed standard diet (SD), high-fat diet (HFD), and HFD supplemented with Rhaponticum cathamoides extract (ERC), Punica granatum extract (EPG) and Glycyrrhiza glabra extract (EGG) (300 mg/kg per day) for 8 weeks

From: Effects of rhaponticum carthamoides versus glycyrrhiza glabra and punica granatum extracts on metabolic syndrome signs in rats

Lipid SD HFD HFD + ERC HD + EGG HFD + EPG
TC 2.03 ± 0.21 2.82 ± 0.24# 2.31 ± 0.19* 2.89 ± 0.32 2.59 ± 0.22
LDL-C 0.47 ± 0.25 1.46 ± 0.35# 0.70 ± 0.24* 1.22 ± 0.34 1.08 ± 0.28*
HDL-C 1.20 ± 0.11 0.81 ± 0.21# 1.11 ± 0.14* 1.08 ± 0.24 0.95 ± 0.22
TG 1.79 ± 0.14 3.27 ± 0.37# 2.53 ± 0.25* 2.45 ± 0.35* 2.82 ± 0.37
FFA 0.76 ± 0.09 1.43 ± 0.24# 1.11 ± 0.12* 1.04 ± 0.12* 1.39 ± 0.16
  1. Data represent the mean ± S.E.M. (n = 10). The statistical significance of differences between rats fed HFD and either SD (#p < 0.01) or HFD supplemented with ERC, EPG or EGG (*p < 0.05) was determined.