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Table 1 Effects of AE and metformin on measured metabolic parameters

From: High fat-induced inflammation in vascular endothelium can be improved by Abelmoschus esculentus and metformin via increasing the expressions of miR-146a and miR-155

Group BW (g) FBG (mmol/L) TC (mmol/L) TG (mmol/L) LDL-c (mmol/L) HDL-c (mmol/L)
NC 608 ± 11.12 3.87 ± 0.5 0.65 ± 0.39 0.70 ± 0.36 1.30 ± 0.39 0.83 ± 0.15
HF 690 ± 12.12* 5.50 ± 1.55** 1.18 ± 0.42** 1.4 ± 0.29** 1.70 ± 0.34* 0.52 ± 0.21*
HF-OA 660 ± 12.94* 4.5 ± 1.48 0.75 ± 0.18# 0.45 ± 0.32## 1.45 ± 0.29 0.72 ± 0.28
HF-OB 668 ± 13.13* 4.7 ± 0.77 0.85 ± 0.22 0.65 ± 0.17## 1.20 ± 0.23## 0.76 ± 0.12
HF-Met 650 ± 8.37# 4.3 ± 1.04# 0.80 ± 0.34# 0.80 ± 0.28## 0.86 ± 0.19*## 0.74 ± 0.5
  1. NC normal chow group, HF high fat diet group, HF-OA high fat diet and Abelmoschus esculentus (800 mg/kg) treatment, HF-OB high fat diet and Abelmoschus esculentus (400 mg/kg) treatment, HF-Met high fat diet and metformin (200 mg/kg) treatment, BW body weight, FBG fasting blood glucose, TC total cholesterol, TG total triacylglycerol, LDL-c low density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-c high density lipoprotein cholesterol
  2. Data are presented as mean ± SD. *P < 0.05 versus NC group. **P < 0.01 versus NC group. #P<0.05 versus HF group. ##P<0.01 versus HF group. n = 6–15 per group