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Table 2 Plasma lipids in the six different study groups

From: Dietary enrichment of apolipoprotein E-deficient mice with extra virgin olive oil in combination with seal oil inhibits atherogenesis

   Cholesterol (mmol/l) Triglycerides (mmol/l)
   Week 0 Week 6 Week 12* Week 0 Week 6 Week 12
Females        
   No supplement (n = 11) 4.93 ± 1.28 14.1 ± 3.67*,a 12.4 ± 1.63* 0.36 ± 0.10 0.28 ± 0.09 0.41 ± 0.45a
   EVO1/n-3 (n = 11) 5.79 ± 1.20a 19.4 ± 3.70*,b 13.9 ± 3.76* 0.49 ± 0.27 0.32 ± 0.10 0.22 ± 0.03*,b
   Corn oil (n = 08) 3.97 ± 0.63b 15.9 ± 1.33* 14.1 ± 1.80* ND ND ND
Males        
   No supplement (n = 11) 3.99 ± 1.26 16.1 ± 5.90* 20.2 ± 5.11*,a 0.42 ± 0.20 0.32 ± 0.16 0.46 ± 0.24
   EVO/n-3 (n = 11) 4.57 ± 1.18 13.5 ± 2.62* 12.7 ± 4.08*,b 0.42 ± 0.14 0.25 ± 0.05* 0.23 ± 0.02*,b
   Corn oil (n = 10) 3.91 ± 0.60 15.0 ± 3.53* 14.7 ± 3.75*,b 0.27 ± 0.13 0.34 ± 0.12 0.51 ± 0.31a
   Chow (n = 05) 5.21 ± 1.55 ND 6.95 ± 0.90 0.53 ± 0.40 ND 0.38 ± 0.16
  1. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels at the start of the study (week 0), after 6 weeks and at the end of the study (week 12). Values are mean ± S.D. Means within the same column bearing different superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05 for individual comparison using the Tukeys' post hoc test after ANOVA). * Value significantly different from start concentration (week 0, P < 0.05) 1EVO, extra virgin olive oil. Significant differences between groups at certain timepoints are indicated with letters a and b.