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Table 2 Total cholesterol (mg/dl), LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) and apolipoprotein B (A405) levels in serum after 1 and 2 months of control and high cholesterol diet (HCD) feeding schedule.

From: Hypercholesterolemia and apolipoprotein B expression: Regulation by selenium status

Treatment period Se deficient group Se adequate group Se excess group
  Control Ia HCD Ib Control IIa HCD IIb Control IIIa HCD IIIb
Cholesterol       
1 month 107.87 ± 6.87DDD 246.54 ± 11.96##*** 83.62 ± 5.45 215.23 ± 13.45*** 74.43 ± 6.28L 184.29 ± 11.73***BB
2 months 120.23 ± 9.53DDDA 295.14 ± 13.43##***AAA 85.23 ± 5.24 269.82 ± 10.67***AAA 62.73 ± 5.38AALLL 165.34 ± 10.60***BBBA
LDL       
1 month 41.47 ± 4.23DDD 94.82 ± 7.38#*** 32.16 ± 2.29 82.78 ± 7.17*** 28.62 ± 2.42L 70.88 ± 5.36***BB
2 months 48.35 ± 3.71ADDD 113.50 ± 9.16#***A 32.78 ± 2.75 99.73 ± 9.32***A 24.12 ± 2.06AALLL 60.59 ± 5.83***BBBAA
ApoB       
1 month 0.195 ± 0.018 0.198 ± 0.019 0.191 ± 0.017 0.196 ± 0.016 0.189 ± 0.016 0.193 ± 0.018
2 months 0.287 ± 0.024DDDAAA 0.345 ± 0.028**AAA## 0.196 ± 0.016 0.275 ± 0.023***AAA 0.130 ± 0.011AAALLL 0.162 ± 0.015**AABBB
  1. Data is represented as mean ± SD from 6 observations.
  2. **p<0.01, ***p<0.001 represent comparison between control and HCD groups; Ap<0.05, AAp<0.01, AAAp<0.001 comparison between 1 and 2 months; DDp<0.01, DDDp<0.001 comparison between group Ia and IIa; ##p<0.01, ###p<0.001 comparison between group Ib and IIb; Lp<0.05, LLp<0.01, LLLp<0.001 comparison between group IIa and IIIa; BBp<0.01, BBBp<0.001 comparison between group IIb and IIIb.