Table 5: Effects of sunflower oil and cocoa butter alone, or in combination, on some serum enzymes activity and metabolites levels in rats.

ParametersControl 
( : 12)
Sunflower oil 
( : 12)
Cocoa butter 
( : 11)
Sunflower oil + cocoa butter 
( : 12)
P value

ALP (U/L)312.58 ± 31.39268.94 ± 39.76274.83 ± 32.63325.86 ± 58.34NS
AST (U/L)194.00151.00200.00215.50NS
ALT (U/L)70.0061.0064.5063.50NS
Glucose (mg/dL)137.08 ± 7.86120.33 ± 15.57132.09 ± 15.08120.50 ± 8.50NS
Total bilirubin (mg/dL)0.130.160.140.13NS
Uric acid (mg/dL)2.17 ± 0.152.83 ± 0.283.05 ± 0.372.52 ± 0.29NS
Creatinine (mg/dL)0.53a0.48ab0.46b0.48ab0.004
Total protein (g/dL)7.66 ± 0.117.63 ± 0.157.39 ± 0.167.55 ± 0.13NS
Albumin (g/dL)3.323.293.233.28NS
Calcium (mg/dL)10.8010.9011.0511.05NS

Data within the same row with different superscripts letter a,b are significantly different. Parametric data were expressed as mean ± standard error. Nonparametric values were expressed as median. NS: not significant and : number of animals.