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Table 1 Body weight and food consumption

From: Comparative antilipidemic effect of N-acetylcysteine and sesame oil administration in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic mice

   Groups
Measurements   NC HC HCN HCS
Initial Body Weight (g)   23 ± 0.45 22.40 ± 0.40 22.85 ± 0.40 23.50 ± 0.33
Final Body Weight (g)   24.3 ± 0.61b 22 ± 0.63acd 24.28 ± 0.52b 25.25 ± 0.53b
Food Consumption (g/day)   3.25 ± 0.03a 3.38 ± 0. 04 3.52 ± 0. 05ad 3.23 ± 0. 05a
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) Time 0 94.00 ± 6.31 85.50 ± 7.34 83.25 ± 4.33 88.62 ± 5.22
  Time 1 95.60 ± 4.15bcd 203.4 ± 11.29ac 158.57 ± 5.38ab 188.12 ± 15.09a
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) Time 0 22.13 ± 3.83bc 8.00 ± 3.61a 9.85 ± 2.09a 16.87 ± 1.65
  Time 1 23.72 ± 3.93bcd 147.20 ± 9.95ac 107.62 ± 4.54abd 140.72 ± 13.07ac
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) Time 0 48.83 ± 3.80 53.00 ± 5.56 50.25 ± 1.95 50.50 ± 2.22
  Time 1 56.20 ± 1.59d 49.20 ± 4.60 44.28 ± 1.65 41.75 ± 3.85a
Triglycerides (mg/dL) Time 0 115.16 ± 9.86 139.50 ± 15.84 121.50 ± 8.57 137.25 ± 7.86
  Time 1 78.40 ± 8.58bcd 35.00 ± 1.81a 33.28 ± 1.70a 28.25 ± 1.58a
  1. Body weight at the beginning and at the end of the experimental study, food consumption levels and total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides levels in serum before (Time 0) and after the 8-week experimental period (Time 1)
  2. (NC), Control mice; (HC) mice fed the high cholesterol diet; (HCN) mice fed the high cholesterol diet and treated with NAC; (HCS) fed the high cholesterol diet enriched with sesame oil.
  3. a: Significantly different from NC group
  4. b: Significantly different from HC group
  5. c: Significantly different from HCN group
  6. d: Significantly different from HCS group
  7. Values are presented as means ± standard error, P < 0.05.