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Table 3 Effect of consecutive ingestion of Guava Leaf Tea on serum lipid parameters in subjects with hypercholesterolemia

From: Anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects of guava leaf extract

Serum parameter n Initial week Week 8
T-CHO (mg/dL) 16 249 ± 20 235 ± 30q *
   Without medical treatment 10 248 ± 21 231 ± 28*
LDL-CHO (mg/dL) 16 155 ± 23 143 ± 31 #
HDL-CHO (mg/dL) 16 54 ± 13 52 ± 13
TG (mg/dL) 16 212 ± 113 202 ± 105
NEFA (mEq/L) 14 0.62 ± 0.26 0.47 ± 0.25
Phospholipid (mg/dL) 14 263 ± 26 246 ± 19 *
Lipid peroxide (nmol/mL) 14 0.5 ± 0.4 0.4 ± 0.2
  1. Twenty-three subjects with moderate hyperlipidemia (T-CHO level of >180 mg/dL or TG level of >150 mg/dL) before intake ingested Guava Leaf Tea (200 mL) with every meal for 8 weeks. Data were stratified by an initial serum T-CHO level of >220 mg/dL. Values are expressed as mean ± SD. *: p < 0.05, #: p = 0.06 (Dunnett's multiple paired test). Reproduced from [33] with some modifications.