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Research Article

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

Table 3

The effect of the natural extracts, separately, on serum lipid levels after 7-week period of treatment that included 5 weeks feeding high-fat diet.

GroupsSerum lipid parameters (mg/dL)
CholesterolTriglyceridesHDLLDLLDL/HDL

Control85 ± 365 ± 716 ± 275 ± 25.2 ± 0.5
Atorvastatin86 ± 344 ± 2b24 ± 376 ± 33.5 ± 0.5a
Artichoke79 ± 343 ± 3b21 ± 364 ± 3a3.5 ± 0.5a
Turmeric75 ± 327 ± 1c29 ± 4b61 ± 2b2.5 ± 0.4c
PPL72 ± 2b49 ± 128 ± 2b60 ± 3b2.2 ± 0.1c
Garlic77 ± 335 ± 4c24 ± 262 ± 3b2.7 ± 0.2b

Data presented as means ± SEM of 8 rats in each group. PPL: prickly pear leaves. Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA; a 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 , b 𝑃 0 . 0 1 , c 𝑃 < 0 . 0 0 0 1 , compared to the control group.

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