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Table 2 Serum lipid concentrations at baseline and at week 4 and week 81

From: Cholesterol lowering effect of a soy drink enriched with plant sterols in a French population with moderate hypercholesterolemia

  Control soy drink Soy drink enriched with plant sterols
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)   
Baseline (V0) 6.24 ± 0.77 6.42 ± 0.68
Week 4 (V2) 6.12 ± 0.64 6.10 ± 0.64a
Week 8 (V3) 6.16 ± 0.79 6.16 ± 0.79a
Change (%) between V2 and V0 -1.34 -4.76
Change (%) between V3 and V0 -1.05 -3.91b
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)   
Baseline (V0) 4.10 ± 0.64 4.21 ± 0.64
Week 4 (V2) 4.00 ± 0.74 3.89 ± 0.44a
Week 8 (V3) 4.09 ± 0.73 3.92 ± 0.61a
Change (%) between V2 and V0 -1.91 -7.15
Change (%) between V3 and V0 +0.84 -6.76b
Non-HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)   
Baseline (V0) 4.67 ± 0.70 4.81 ± 0.57
Week 4 (V2) 4.58 ± 0.76 4.46 ± 0.56a
Week 8 (V3) 4.61 ± 0.78 4.50 ± 0.76a
Change (%) between V2 and V0 -1.31 -6.95b
Change (%) between V3 and V0 -0.22 -6.38b
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l)   
Baseline (V0) 1.57 ± 0.33 1.61 ± 0.38
Week 4 (V2) 1.55 ± 0.35 1.64 ± 0.44
Week 8 (V3) 1.53 ± 0.35 1.66 ± 0.45
Change (%) between V2 and V0 -0.52 +1.92
Change (%) between V3 and V0 -1.69 +3.07
Triglyceride (mmol/l)   
Baseline (V0) 1.23 ± 1.29 1.29 ± 0.48
Week 4 (V2) 1.25 ± 0.73 1.24 ± 0.57
Week 8 (V3) 1.12 ± 0.49 1.27 ± 0.62
Change (%) between V2 and V0 +0.76 -2.33
Change (%) between V3 and V0 -5.35 +0.09
  1. 1 All values are mean ± SD.
  2. a significant compared to baseline, p < 0.05.
  3. b significant compared to control, p < 0.05.