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Table 4 Comparison of total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL-c and LDL-c between the study and control groups at weeks 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 (n = 240)

From: Effect of phytosterols and inulin-enriched soymilk on LDL-cholesterol in Thai subjects: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial

  Median (min,max) p-value
Study group (n = 120) Control group (n = 120)
Total cholesterol Week 0 239.5 (191,368) 235 (178,317) 0.238
Week 2 223 (162,336) 235 (167,305) 0.065
Week 4 228 (164,319) 229 (166,316) 0.203
Week 6 225 (118,308) 234 (151,309) 0.011*
Week 8 223.50 (173,335) 232 (147,319) 0.144
Triglyceride Week 0 99.5 (45,295) 97.5 (39,399) 0.904
Week 2 94.0 (41,309) 99.0 (30,364) 0.782
Week 4 92 (34,330) 100 (30,423) 0.438
Week 6 94.5 (41,336) 97 (41,481) 0.512
Week 8 95.5 (38,277) 107 (41,304) 0.494
HDL cholesterol Week 0 61 (34,109) 59 (21,97) 0.207
Week 2 60 (31,99) 58 (32,93) 0.344
Week 4 62 (36,102) 58 (28,92) 0.131
Week 6 63 (33,96) 60 (29,96) 0.082
Week 8 60.5 (35,103) 57 (27,97) 0.174
LDL cholesterol Week 0 165 (132,254) 165 (130,243) 0.385
Week 2 153 (95,256) 165 (91,235) 0.032*
Week 4 150.50 (91,234) 160 (97,244) 0.024*
Week 6 151 (96,223) 163 (93,234) 0.003**
Week 8 150 (105,263) 159 (89,277) 0.009**
  1. Mann–Whitney U test, *p < .05 ** p < .01