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Table 2 Protective effects of Karela on hypercholesterolemia induced changes in serum lipid levels in Wistar rats

From: Effects of Karela (Bitter Melon; Momordica charantia) on genes of lipids and carbohydrates metabolism in experimental hypercholesterolemia: biochemical, molecular and histopathological study

  HDLC (mg/dL) Cholesterol (mg/dL) TG (mg/dL) Glucose (mg/dL)
Control 30.8 ± 0.6 63.3 ± 4.1 30.5 ± 4.2 84.5 ± 2.3
Cholesterol 19.4 ± 0.7* 180.5 ± 6.6* 99.8 ± 7.4* 89 ± 10.2*
Karela 34.5 ± 0.9 54.5 ± 2.25 30.6 ± 1.78 76 ± 8.7
Karela + Cholesterol 38.32 ± 2.4# 81.2 ± 7.5# 55.3 ± 5.5# 69 ± 13.1#
  1. Values are means ± standard error (SEM) for 10 different rats per each treatment. Values are statistically significant at *p < 0.05 Vs. control and #p < 0.05 Vs. cholesterol administered rats