Table 1

Plasma total cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations (mmol/L) following α-tocopherol and tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) treatments (Mean values ± SEM, n = 10).

Total cholesterol

(mmol/L)

Triacylglycerol

(mmol/L)


α-T

TRF

α-T

TRF


0 h*

4.29 ± 0.19

4.45 ± 0.23

0.96 ± 0.04

1.05 ± 0.08

2 h

4.28 ± 0.23

4.34 ± 0.35

1.22 ± 0.09

1.30 ± 0.13

4 h

4.15 ± 0.24

4.33 ± 0.27

1.41 ± 0.15

1.37 ± 0.14

5 h

4.24 ± 0.26

4.33 ± 0.29

1.37 ± 0.14

1.29 ± 0.13

6 h

4.39 ± 0.23

4.54 ± 0.37

1.23 ± 0.07

1.31 ± 0.16

8 h

4.37 ± 0.25

4.58 ± 0.37

0.95 ± 0.06

1.02 ± 0.13

24 h

4.49 ± 0.23

4.35 ± 0.28

0.90 ± 0.05

0.91 ± 0.08

AUC 24 h

105.11 ± 5.53

106.78 ± 6.78

24.47 ± 1.37

25.35 ± 2.25


α-T, alpha-tocopherol; TRF, tocotrienol-rich fraction; AUC, area under the curve (arbitrary units).

* No significant differences between the treatments at baseline (0 h) were found for either total cholesterol or triacylglycerol (Wilcoxon's signed-ranks test).

Fairus et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:5   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-5

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