Figure 3: Effect of long-term administration of MSEC on the levels of plasma lipids in diabetic rats. The animals in group of diabetic + MSEC received diet containing 4% (w/w) of MSEC for 1 month. versus normal rats. versus diabetic group. The data are expressed as mean ± SEM for eight (normal and diabetic + MSEC groups) or six (diabetic groups) rats. MSEC: combination of both macerated and Soxhlet extracts; TG: triglycerides; TC: total cholesterol; HDL: high-density lipoprotein.