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Table 2 The Changes in Serum Lipid Levels.

From: The effects of time-released garlic powder tablets on multifunctional cardiovascular risk in patients with coronary artery disease

  Allicor Placebo
Time All Men Women All Men Women
  (n = 26) (n = 14) (n = 12) (n = 25) (n = 14) (n = 11)
Total cholesterol, mg/dl
At the baseline 269.2 ± 11.5 276.9 ± 16.3 260.2 ± 16.5 252.5 ± 9.1 259.4 ± 14.2 243.8 ± 10.4
After 12 months 235.7 ± 8.4* 237.0 ± 10.7* 234.1 ± 13.6 242.0 ± 6.9 238.9 ± 10.8* 245.8 ± 7.9
HDL cholesterol, mg/dl
At the baseline 50.9 ± 3.6 45.3 ± 3.4 57.3 ± 6.4 48.7 ± 2.5 43.8 ± 1.8 54.9 ± 4.6$
After 12 months 51.5 ± 3.1 45.0 ± 2.4 59.0 ± 5.5$ 50.7 ± 2.2 47.1 ± 2.2 55.2 ± 3.8
Triglycerides, mg/dl
At the baseline 162.1 ± 19.5 182.1 ± 30.7 138.8 ± 22.0 127.8 ± 9.7 133.4 ± 12.9 120.6 ± 15.0
After 12 months 142.9 ± 16.5 148.6 ± 26.5 136.3 ± 19.2 106.9 ± 6.8* 108.6 ± 8.2* 104.8 ± 11.7
LDL cholesterol, mg/dl
At the baseline 185.9 ± 9.3 195.2 ± 11.6 175.1 ± 14.8 178.3 ± 9.1 188.9 ± 13.5 164.8 ± 10.9
After 12 months 155.6 ± 7.8*# 162.3 ± 9.0* 147.8 ± 13.3 169.9 ± 7.2 170.1 ± 11.3* 169.6 ± 8.5
  1. * - a significant difference from the baseline, paired Wilcoxon test, P < 0.05;
  2. # - a significant difference from placebo, Mann-Whitney test, P < 0.05;
  3. $ - a significant within-group difference between men and women, t-test, P < 0.05.