Table 4

Postprandial plasma catechin concentrations in response to test meals at baseline and at 1 and 2 hours following test meals1
Catechins Control (n = 6) Walnut (n = 6)
LS Mean 95% CI LS Mean 95% CI P value
Gallocatechin gallate GCG, ng/ml
  Baseline 0.40 0.08, 1.90 0.21 0.04, 0.99 0.99
  1 hour 0.50 0.11, 2.39 4.63 0.97, 22.07 0.02
  2 hour 0.41 0.07, 1.95 1.33 0.28, 6.32 0.40
Epicatechin gallate ECG, ng/ml
  Baseline 1.39 0.28, 6.85 1.21 0.24, 5.97 0.64
  1 hour 0.25 0.05, 1.25 12.77 2.58, 63.14 0.01
  2 hour 0.33 0.07, 1.65 6.18 1.25, 30.55 0.31
Epigallocatechin gallate, EGCG, ng/ml
  Baseline 0.93 0.15, 5.81 6.79 1.09, 42.24 0.99
  1 hour 0.30 0.05, 1.89 108.60 17.45, 675.87 0.04
  2 hour 1.72 0.28, 10.69 26.60 4.27, 165.55 0.15
Total catechins, ng/ml
  Baseline 9.06 1.84, 44.64 9.34 1.90, 45.99 0.99
  1 hour 1.71 0.35, 8.43 132.95 26.99, 655.04 0.02
  2 hour 4.71 0.96, 23.20 43.50 8.83, 214.33 0.87

1Values are least square means and 95% confidence intervals. A mixed model approach was used to compare concentrations between test meals adjusting for period effect and treating subjects nested within a sequence as random effects.

Haddad et al.

Haddad et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:4   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-4

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