International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Effects of Prickly Pear Dried Leaves, Artichoke Leaves, Turmeric and Garlic Extracts, and Their Combinations on Preventing Dyslipidemia in Rats

Table 2

The effect of the natural extracts and their combinations on serum lipid levels in Pluronic F-127 induced hyperlipidemia.

GroupsSerum Lipid Parameters (mg/dL)
CholesterolTriglyceridesHDLLDLLDL/HDL

Normal75 ± 264 ± 639 ± 565 ± 11.9 ± 0.2
Control Pl.455 ± 302894 ± 20633 ± 3378 ± 2311.5 ± 0.7
Atorvastatin460 ± 143021 ± 17626 ± 2377 ± 1314.7 ± 1.1
Artichoke523 ± 443504 ± 16041 ± 8415 ± 3911.7 ± 2.3
Turmeric487 ± 203365 ± 15343 ± 2387 ± 189.1 ± 0.8a
PPL388 ± 172888 ± 19050 ± 3308 ± 15a6.2 ± 0.5b
Garlic389 ± 173020 ± 19825 ± 2313 ± 14a12.9 ± 1.4
Comb. 1573 ± 283723 ± 15957 ± 4472 ± 248.3 ± 0.4a
Comb. 2510 ± 373253 ± 20454 ± 2413 ± 337.7 ± 0.7a

Data presented as means ± SEM with 6 rats in each group. Control Pl.: control group given only Pluronic F-127. PPL: prickly pear leaves. Comb. 1: combination 1 (artichoke, turmeric, and PPL). Comb. 2: combination 2 (artichoke, turmeric, PPL, and garlic). Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA, a 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 , and b 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 0 1 compared to control Pl.

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