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Table 7 Effect of EGML or GCE on erythrocyte and plasma antioxidant activity in overweight subjects

From: Does Glycine max leaves or Garcinia Cambogiapromote weight-loss or lower plasma cholesterol in overweight individuals: a randomized control trial

  Placebo GCE EGML
  Before After Before After Before After
Erythrocytes       
SOD (unit/mg Hb) 2.42 ± 0.07 2.19 ± 0.12 2.42 ± 0.07 2.40 ± 0.08 2.33 ± 0.06 2.30 ± 0.08
CAT (umol/min/mg Hb) 1.38 ± 0.07 b 1.13 ± 0.10* 1.22 ± 0.06 a 1.04 ± 0.08 1.22 ± 0.05 ab 1.47 ± 0.30
GSH-Px (nmol/min/mg Hb) 2.33 ± 0.19 2.62 ± 0.27 2.16 ± 0.10 2.86 ± 0.28* 2.17 ± 0.13 2.93 ± 0.27*
Plasma       
TBARS (nmol/ml) 0.26 ± 0.02 0.27 ± 0.02 0.27 ± 0.02 0.30 ± 0.02 0.23 ± 0.01 0.25 ± 0.01
  1. Values are mean ± S.E.; *p < 0.05 Data are compared before and after 10 weeks by Students' t-test; abMeans not sharing same letter are significantly different after 10 weeks between groups at p < 0.05 by one-way ANOVA; GCE, Garcinia cambogia extract; EGML, Extract of Glycine max leaves; SOD, superoxide dismutase; CAT, catalase; GSH-Px, glutathione peroxidase; TBARS, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances.