Table 7: Effects of sunflower oil and cocoa butter, alone or in combination, on plasma vitamins A, C, and E concentrations in rats.

ParametersControlSunflower oilCocoa butterSunflower oil + cocoa butterP value

Vitamin A ( g/dL)68.22 ± 6.63 
( : 6)
55.46 ± 5.90  
( : 6)
45.67 ± 5.31  
( : 6)
58.23 ± 12.06 
( : 6)
NS
Vitamin C ( g/mL)10.29 ± 0.91 
( : 9)
10.71 ± 0.67 
( : 9)
12.39 ± 0.65  
( : 9)
11.50 ± 0.59 
( : 9)
NS
Vitamin E (mg/dL)0.83 ± 0.20 
( : 9)
0.82 ± 0.09 
( : 9)
0.70 ± 0.07  
( : 9)
0.87 ± 0.08 
( : 9)
NS

Data were expressed as mean ± standard error. There were no differences between trial groups (P > 0.05). NS: not significant and : number of animals.