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Table 2 Effects of CE on serum triacylglycerol, total cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol levels in the loperamide-induced constipation rat model

From: Cactus (Opuntia humifusa) water extract ameliorates loperamide-induced constipation in rats

Lipid Groups
NOR CON L-CE H-CE
Triacylglycerol
(mg/dL)
78.75 ± 11.90ns 63.00 ± 8.57 61.33 ± 20.96 78.33 ± 26.78
Total cholesterol
(mg/dL)
71.20 ± 5.52ns 75.53 ± 9.77 68.09 ± 9.77 67.34 ± 3.00
HDL cholesterol
(mg/dL)
24.47 ± 2.23ns 24.61 ± 1.70 24.31 ± 2.38 27.32 ± 3.12
  1. Mean ± SD (n = 6). ns not significantly different among the groups, NOR normal group, CON constipation control group, L-CE constipation plus low-dose CE group (3% CE added to drinking water), H-CE constipation plus high-dose CE group (6% CE added to drinking water), CE Cheonnyuncho extract, HDL high-density lipoprotein