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Table 4 Effects of the B. longum SPM1207 on serum total-, HDL-, and LDL-cholesterol of SD rats fed on a high-cholesterol diet

From: Lactic acid bacteria affect serum cholesterol levels, harmful fecal enzyme activity, and fecal water content

Index Basal diet High-cholesterol diet p value
   Control SPM1207b  
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 55.0 ± 5.5a 111.3 ± 25.2 84.8 ± 4.3 p < 0.05c
HDLe-cholesterol (mg/dl) 23.9 ± 1.4 30.0 ± 2.6 30.6 ± 1.5 NSd
LDLf-cholesterol (mg/dl) 11.6 ± 1.1 33.3 ± 8.5 23.5 ± 2.3 p < 0.05
  1. aEach value provided is the mean ± SD for 8 rats.
  2. bBifidobacterium longum SPM1207 isolated from healthy Korean.
  3. cp < 0.05 significantly different compared with control.
  4. dNS: not significant.
  5. eHDL: high density lipoprotein,
  6. fLDL: low density lipoprotein