Effects of dietary supplementation with SAqFSC-P, PAqFSC-P, or bicyclol on serum TG and TC levels in normal and hypercholesterolemic mice. Mice were fed with normal diet (ND) or high cholesterol/bile salt (1%/0.3%, w/w) diet (HCBD) without and with the supplementation with supernatant/precipitate of aqueous extract of pulp from Fructus Schisandrae Chinesis [namely, SAqFSC-P/PAqFSC-P (1%, 3%, or 9%, w/w)] or bicyclol (BL, 0.025%, w/w) for 10 days. The concentrations of SAqFSC-P/PAqFSC-P were estimated on the basis of crude herbal material. Serum triglyceride (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) levels (as indicated in Figure A and B, respectively) were measured. Value given are the means ± S.E.M., with n = 10. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 vs. control ND; †P < 0.05, ††P < 0.01 vs. control HCBD, using a one-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett’s multiple comparisons test or post-hoc analysis.