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Table 3 Effect of curcumin supplementation on lipid profile, respiratory quotient, and body composition in people living with HIV/AIDS

From: Influence of curcumin supplementation on metabolic and lipid parameters of people living with HIV/AIDS: a randomized controlled trial

  Experimental Group
(n = 20)
P value Control Group
(n = 20)
P value
Pre Post Curcumin Effect Time Effect (Pre) Pre Post Placebo Effect Time Effect (Post)
Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 197.1 (39.9) 206.9 (52.4) 0.067 0.698 203.0 (55.2) 204.1 (46.1) 0.845 0.856
LDL (mg/dL) 124.6 (30.2) 126.1 (39.5) 0.781 0.681 120.9 (33.8) 128.6 (33.6) 0.318 0.814
HDL (mg/dL) 37.4 (11.9) 35.3 (13.8) 0.355 0.723 39.1 (17.6) 35.1 (13.2) 0.257 0.981
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 182.1 (131.9) 219.0 (140.3) 0.004* 0.737 195.9 (125.7) 198.9 (127.0) 0.799 0.638
Respiratory Quotient (RQ) 0.9 (0.1) 0.8 (0.1) 0.728 0.426 0.8 (0.0) 0.8 (0.1) 0.774 0.579
Total Body Fat (%) 26.9 (7.3) 26.8 (7.4) 0.785 0.973 29.3 (9.2) 28.8 (9.0) 0.035* 0.612
Arms Fat (%) 23.0 (8.7) 22.7 (9.2) 0.467 0.860 26.1 (11.3) 25.9 (11.6) 0.643 0.468
Legs Fat (%) 22.7 (8.7) 23.0 (9.1) 0.233 0.834 24.8 (10.2) 24.6 (9.8) 0.536 0.702
Trunk Fat (%) 31.1 (9.0) 30.2 (8.7) 0.338 0.781 33.6 (10.3) 32.7 (10.2) 0.019* 0.575
BMI (kg/m2) 23.7 (2.1) 23.7 (2.2) 0.832 0.934 25.0 (5.4) 25.0 (5.5) 0.653 0.426
  1. All values are expressed as mean (standard deviation). LDL LDL-cholesterol, HDL HDL-cholesterol, BMI Body Mass Index. *Significant values (P < 0.05)