Table 3: Differences in biomedical parameters before and after consuming 15 mL of virgin coconut oil or 2% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) solution twice daily for 8 weeks ().

Biomedical parameters (mean ± SD)
ChangeDifference in change
Virgin coconut oil2% CMC solution

Total cholesterol (mg/dL)0.302
Triglyceride (mg/dL)0.298
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL)0.001
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL)0.972
Weight (kg)0.387
BMI (kg/m2)0.278
SBP (mmHg)0.485
DBP (mmHg)0.740
BUN (mg/dL)0.357
SCr (mg/dL)0.393
AST (U/L)0.223
ALT (U/L)0.041
AP (U/L)0.705

Note. -test. To convert total, LDL-cholesterol, and HDL-cholesterol levels from mg/dL to mmol/L, multiply by 0.02586; to convert triglyceride level from mg/dL to mmol/L, multiply by 0.01129. Abbreviations. HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; BMI: body mass index; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; BUN: blood urea nitrogen; SCr: serum creatinine; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AP: alkaline phosphatase.