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Table 4 Effect of consecutive ingestion of Guava Leaf Tea on serum adiponectin level in subjects with moderate hyperlipidemia (stratified by the initial level of serum adiponectin and HbA1c)

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

  Serum adiponectin level (μg/mL)
  n Initial week Week 8
Initial adiponectin level    
   < 4.0 μg/mL 5 2.3 ± 1.7 5.7 ± 1.8*
   4.0 -- 5.5 μg/mL 3 4.5 ± 0.7 4.9 ± 3.9
   5.5 -- 7.0 μg/mL 6 6.4 ± 0.4 6.8 ± 2.4
    7.0 μg/mL 9 11.6 ± 4.8 13.0 ± 6.0
Initial HbA1c    
    6.5% 9 5.7 ± 1.8 6.8 ± 3.2*
   < 6.5% 14 10.4 ± 5.3 5.7 ± 1.8
  1. Subjects and conditions in the intervention are described in Table 3. Values are expressed as mean ± SD. *: p < 0.05 (Dunnett's multiple paired test). Reproduced from [33] with some modifications.