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Table 3 Effect of dietary supplementation of soy aglycons of isoflavone on serum biochemical attributes and lipoprotein profiles of Sprague-Dawley rats

From: Supplementary health benefits of soy aglycons of isoflavone by improvement of serum biochemical attributes, enhancement of liver antioxidative capacities and protection of vaginal epithelium of ovariectomized rats

Determinations Rats with different treatments
Items Sham OVX OVX/LSAI OVX/HSAI
Estradiol (pg/ml) 65.61 ± 18.30 32.83 ± 17.88 42.18 ± 18.71 50.84 ± 25.48
Isoflavones (daidzein + genistein, μg/ml) < 0.1b < 0.1b 1.28 ± 1.02a 1.57 ± 1.20a
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 92.75 ± 29.12a 129.88 ± 28.11a 108.78 ± 33.18a 83.75 ± 21.77b
Triacylglycerol (mg/dl) 108.12 ± 16.47 115.85 ± 12.52 109.48 ± 13.61 106.08 ± 11.83
HDL (%) 57.28 ± 10.47ab 52.26 ± 7.14b 53.75 ± 12.42b 66.73 ± 10.03a
VLDL (%) 11.11 ± 2.98 11.92 ± 2.79 11.10 ± 2.96 9.98 ± 2.61
LDL (%) 31.61 ± 8.67ab 35.88 ± 6.14a 35.15 ± 9.82a 23.29 ± 8.32b
  1. a, bMeans (± SD, n = 10) in the same row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05). SAI: soy aglycons of isoflavone; Sham: negative control; OVX: overiectomized rats as positive control; OVX/LSAI: overiectomized rats with low level of SAI supplementation; OVX/HSAI: overiectomized rats with high level of SAI supplementation.