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Table 2 Lipid profiles of study groups

From: Tocotrienol rich fraction supplementation improved lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy older adults: A randomized controlled study

  Age group
  35-49 years > 50 years
  Placebo TRF Placebo TRF
TC (mmol/L)     
   Baseline (0 month) 5.12 ± 0.19 5.34 ± 0.18 5.30 ± 0.20 5.43 ± 0.19
   3 months 4.91 ± 0.17 5.39 ± 0.16 5.39 ± 0.18 5.43 ± 0.20
   6 months 5.04 ± 0.17 5.47 ± 0.15 5.34 ± 0.21 5.44 ± 0.20
HDL-C (mmol/L)     
   Baseline (0 month) 1.37 ± 0.07 1.24 ± 0.07 1.35 ± 0.09 1.36 ± 0.10
   3 months 1.42 ± 0.10 1.32 ± 0.06 1.47 ± 0.07 1.32 ± 0.10
   6 months 1.41 ± 0.10 1.42 ± 0.07* 1.28 ± 0.07 a 1.47 ± 0.07 a
LDL-C (mmol/L)     
   Baseline (0 month) 3.28 ± 0.18 3.40 ± 0.20 3.28 ± 0.20 3.42 ± 0.15
   3 months 2.99 ± 0.17 3.45 ± 0.15 3.18 ± 0.17 3.45 ± 0.18
   6 months 3.15 ± 0.17 3.40 ± 0.15 3.53 ± 0.16 3.23 ± 0.18
Triglycerides (mmol/L)     
   Baseline (0 month) 1.12 ± 0.15 1.39 ± 0.20 1.41 ± 0.19 1.46 ± 0.26
   3 months 1.23 ± 0.12 1.25 ± 0.17 1.58 ± 0.23 1.44 ± 0.25
   6 months 1.02 ± 0.10 b 1.48 ± 0.25 1.45 ± 0.25 b 1.57 ± 0.30
HDL-C/TC     
   Baseline (0 month) 26.58 ± 1.44 23.14 ± 1.63 26.30 ± 2.26 24.73 ± 1.56
   3 months 28.53 ± 1.97 24.82 ± 1.36 27.30 ± 2.21 24.53 ± 1.81
   6 months 28.89 ± 1.67 25.91 ± 1.53** 24.92 ± 1.82 c 28.13 ± 1.52* c
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM
  2. Abbreviations: TC, total cholesterol; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol
  3. Symbols indicate significant difference from baseline (0 month)
  4. *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01
  5. Same characters indicate significant difference as compared to placebo group.
  6. a: p = 0.022, b: p = 0.022, c: p = 0.04