Table 3: Apparent fat absorption and fecal fat excretion in rats fed with H. sabdariffa  L. extract, A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare the means of the studied groups with post hoc Duncan multiple range tests at 5% and 1% for those results where a significant difference was indicated.

ParametersDietary groups
Control SDCSD5SD10SD15

Fatty acid absorption (%)95.1 ± 0.3191.4 ± 1.0 93.6 ± 1.8395.2 ± 0.89
Fatty acid excretion ( mol/d)

14 : 07 ± 112 ± 15 ± 5 ±
16 : 020 ± 4396 ± 4 140 ± 89 ±
16 : 18 ± 110 ± 19 ± 19 ± 1
18 : 0289 ± 97437 ± 5 55 ± 33 ±
18 : 18 ± 162 ± 17 ± 14 ±
18 : 2 (n-6)9 ± 118 ± 18 ± 18 ±

Statistical differences ( , when compared with the control group.