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Table 2 Measurements before and after administration of açai pulp

From: Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: A pilot study

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  
  1. 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.