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Table 1 Plasma total cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations (mmol/L) following α-tocopherol and tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) treatments (Mean values ± SEM, n = 10).

From: Alpha-tocotrienol is the most abundant tocotrienol isomer circulated in plasma and lipoproteins after postprandial tocotrienol-rich vitamin E supplementation

  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
  1. α-T, alpha-tocopherol; TRF, tocotrienol-rich fraction; AUC, area under the curve (arbitrary units).
  2. * No significant differences between the treatments at baseline (0 h) were found for either total cholesterol or triacylglycerol (Wilcoxon's signed-ranks test).