Table 3
(a) Serum Lipids and Atherogenic Index of Plasma

Baseline mean (SD) ( )Change from baseline to 9 months ( )Change from baseline to 18 months ( )

Total cholesterol195.77 (37.48)−3.45
(−7.88 to 0.98)
−8.43*
(−12.99 to −3.86)
LDL114.63 (32.20)−4.39**
(−8.03 to −0.74)
−9.43*
(−13.75 to −5.11)
HDL54.14 (16.21)3.96*
(2.44 to 5.49)
5.02*
(3.24 to 6.81)
TC/HDL ratio3.83 (1.03)−0.26*
(−0.41 to −0.12)
−0.43*
(−0.58 to −0.28)
Triglyceride138.05 (79.65)−21.96*
(−30.52 to −13.40)
−24.42*
(−33.22 to −15.61)
Atherogenic index of plasma0.84 (0.67)−0.22*
(−0.29 to −0.16)
−0.26*
(−0.33 to −0.19)

Values are presented as regression coefficient (95% CI) unless stated otherwise and control from baseline values.  *   **    value are from log-transformed data.
(b) Triglycerides and atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) by group

Combination groupFish oil groupBorage oil group value

Triglyceride**0.031
 9 months−30.81
(−46.58 to −15.03)
−20.50
(−35.16 to −5.85)
−16.57
(−30.86 to −2.27)
 18 months−38.24
(−54.28 to −22.19)
−15.27
(−29.81 to −0.74)
−22.10
(−37.32 to −6.89)

AIP0.011
 9 months−0.33
(−0.45 to −0.20)
−0.20
(−0.32 to −0.08)
−0.17
(−0.33 to 0.002)
 18 months−0.45
(−0.57 to −0.32)
−0.16
(−0.28 to −0.05)
−0.21
(−0.33 to −0.09)

** value is from log transformation. Changes shown are from the original scale for the group × time interaction and control for baseline values. Values are presented as regression coefficient (95% CI).