Table 2

Measurements before and after administration of açai pulp

Measurement

Time

Mean

Std. Deviation

Sig.


Fasting Glucose (mg/dl)

Baseline

98.0

10.1

.018


Day 30

92.8

10.9


Insulin (μU/ml)

Baseline

8.92

5.4

.017


Day 30

6.68

3.3


Serum Cholesterol (mg/dl)

Baseline

159.2

37.4

.030


Day 30

141.8

28.3


Cholesterol Ratio

Baseline

3.79

1.0

.051


Day 30

3.42

0.9


VLDL (mg/dl)

Baseline

26.2

13.5

.111


Day 30

20.9

8.3


LDL (mg/dl)

Baseline

90.1

29.1

.051


Day 30

78.1

25.3


HDL (mg/dl)

Baseline

42.9

8.4

.953


Day 30

42.8

9.3


Triglycerides (mg/dl)

Baseline

130.8

67.3

.116


Day 30

104.2

41.6


Measurements of glucose, insulin and lipid levels before and after administration of Sambazon açai for 30 days (given as means and standard deviations) were compared using paired t-tests to determine the significance of the change from baseline.

Udani et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:45   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-45

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