Table 4: Post-diet oxysterols in plasma, liver tissue, and adipose tissue.

VariablesPlasma (ng/mL) Liver tissue (ng/mg protein)Adipose tissue (ng/mg protein)
NDHFCNDHFCNDHFC

4β-OH
5,6β-epoxy
5,6α-epoxy
7-keto
7α-OH
7β-OH
25-OH
27-OH

Note. Data are presented as mean ± SD. , , significantly different than control group. per group. 5,6α-epoxy: 5α,6α-epoxycholesterol; 5,6β-epoxy: 5β,6β-epoxycholesterol; 4β-OH: 4β-hydroxycholesterol; 25-OH: 25-hydroxycholesterol; 27-OH: 27-hydroxycholesterol; 7α-OH: 7α-hydroxycholesterol; 7β-OH: 7β-hydroxycholesterol; 7-keto: 7-ketocholesterol.