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Table 4 Mean values for serum lipid profile (mg/dL) of normal and hyperlipidemic rats after 8 weeks

From: Antihyperlipidemic efficacy of aqueous extract of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in albino rats

Experimental groups Total cholesterol HDL LDL VLDL LDL/HDL Triglycerides
N0 129.05 ± 6.84b 41.52 ± 2.54a 35.34 ± 2.78b 22.18 ± 4.7b 0.85 ± 0.42b 103.9 ± 4.83b
H0 150.55 ± 7.83a 37.04 ± 3.74d 55.49 ± 3.88a 26.21 ± 6.7a 1.49 ± 0.73a 107.9 ± 5.88a
H1 125.22 ± 5.91c 39.76 ± 4.34c 33.02 ± 4.79c 21.22 ± 5.7c 0.83 ± 1.22c 102.13 ± 6.89c
H2 121.63 ± 6.81d 40.13 ± 4.74bc 30.92 ± 4.72d 20.72 ± 8.7d 0.77 ± 1.42d 101.12 ± 6.71c
H3 116.17 ± 5.89e 41.14 ± 4.38ab 27.82 ± 4.40e 20.56 ± 7.de 0.67 ± 1.50e 99.11 ± 6.54d
H4 110.56 ± 5.81f 42.02 ± 4.39a 22.77 ± 4.36f 19.33 ± 5.9e 0.54 ± 1.66f 98.62 ± 7.22d
  1. Values with different superscript letters along the column differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  2. HDL High density lipoprotein, LDL Low density lipoprotein, VLDL Very low density lipoprotein
  3. N0 = Basal diet and distilled water
  4. H0 = High cholesterol diet and distilled water
  5. H1 = High cholesterol diet and distilled water with 200 ppm aqueous stevia leaf extract
  6. H2 = High cholesterol diet and distilled water with 300 ppm aqueous stevia leaf extract
  7. H3 = High cholesterol diet and distilled water with 400 ppm aqueous stevia leaf extract
  8. H4 = High cholesterol diet and distilled water with 500 ppm aqueous stevia leaf extract