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Table 4 Body weight, diet consumption, plasma lipid profile and inflammatory biomarkers observed in the supplemented groups

From: Effect of Echium oil compared with marine oils on lipid profile and inhibition of hepatic steatosis in LDLr knockout mice

  CON FIS ALG ECH P 1
Initial weight (g) 26.9 ± 1.3 26.8 ± 0.6 27.3 ± 0.1 27.8 ± 0.8 0.670
Final weight (g) 28.9 ± 2.0 28.3 ± 0.6 29.8 ± 1.4 28.8 ± 0.5 0.731
Weight gain (g) 2.0 ± 0.7 1.5 ± 0.0 2.5 ± 1.3 1.1 ± 1.3 0.542
Diet consumption (g/d/mouse) 2.3 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.1 2.3 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.3 0.886
Cholesterol (mg/100 mL) 371.7 ± 37.4a 349.8 ± 37.2ab 350.2 ± 56.3ab 312.9 ± 40.2b 0.040
LDL (mg/100 mL) 244.3 ± 32.2 240.4 ± 34.2 227.6 ± 50.4 199.3 ± 31.4 0.054
HDL (mg/100 mL) 95.9 ± 8.8 82.7 ± 13.7 95.0 ± 8.4 92.0 ± 13.7 0.050
VLDL (mg/100 mL) 29.7 ± 4.6a 26.7 ± 5.1a 27.6 ± 9.7 a 21.6 ± 3.5b 0.036
Triacylglicerol (mg/100 mL) 149.0 ± 23.6a 133.6 ± 25.4ab 115.8 ± 34.2b 109.1 ± 17.5 b 0.008
CRP (ng/mL) 121.6 ± 5.5 118.9 ± 6.7 118.0 ± 9.6 124.6 ± 8.6 0.232
IL-6 (pg/mL) 11.4 ± 2.3 10.6 ± 2.0 10.1 ± 1.9 11.2 ± 2.0 0.457
VCAM (pg/mL) 1.7 ± 0.4 1.7 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.5 1.3 ± 0.2 0.059
ICAM (ng/mL) 39.3 ± 6.7 36.9 ± 3.8 39.2 ± 4.4 35.4 ± 3.4 0.188
ADIPONECTIN (pg/mL) 13.9 ± 8.3 14.4 ± 6.0 11.5 ± 3.7 14.3 ± 9.3 0.805
  1. 1 Probability value obtained by ANOVA. Values followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 0.05; a,b: p<0.05(n = 10/group).