Table 4

Total, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein (HDL-C cholesterol and antioxidant analysis of malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and ferric reducing ability of of plasma (FRAP) after 4 week lycopene depletion and three weeks of intervention with watermelon and tomato juice (20 mg lycopene/day). Subjects were separated into 2 groups based upon cholesterol levels (see Table 3).

Cholesterol Group

Analysis

Depletion

SE

Control

SE

Watermelon

SE

Tomato

SE


Total Cholesterol (mg/dl)

220.9

±

9.5

223.4

±

7.9

224.6

±

8.2

233.6

±

6.2

Triglycerides (mg/dl)

185.9

±

16.9

181.7

±

16.9

198.9

±

18.3

174.7

±

15.6

1

HDL-C (mg/dl)

56.9

±

5.15

58.65

±

4.31

58.00

±

5.96

59.38

±

4.55

MDA (umol/L)

1.21

±

0.11

1.12

±

0.11

1.15

±

0.12

1.37

±

0.11

GPX (umol/L)

2728

±

219

2728

±

222

2263

±

169

2574

±

187

FRAP (umol/L)

831.6

±

24.9

871.7

±

26.7

900.9

±

25.2

861.6

±

23.4

Total Cholesterol (mg/dl)

182.6

±

4.2

173.3

±

3.3

186.1

±

6.4

173.1

±

2.8

Triglycerides (mg/dl)

129.4

±

8.3

128.7

±

7.6

189.4

±

4.9

135.4

±

10.7

2

HDL-C (mg/dl)

42.5

±

3.3

43.6

±

2.8

44.7

±

4.0

38.3

±

2.8

MDA (umol/L)

0.53

±

0.03

0.56

±

0.04

0.48

±

0.04

0.54

±

0.03

GPX (umol/L)

2129

±

151

2111

±

154

2292

±

168

2229

±

160

FRAP (umol/L)

743.9

±

33.6

762.9

±

30.7

780.9

±

32.4

756.7

±

36.0


Collins et al. Nutrition Journal 2004 3:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-3-15

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