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Table 3 Serum lipid responses to psyllium fiber intake in pre- and post-menopausal women*

From: Serum lipid responses to psyllium fiber: differences between pre- and post-menopausal, hypercholesterolemic women

Serum lipid Pre-menopausal women (n = 8) Post-menopausal women (n = 11)
Total cholesterol   
   Baseline, mg/dL 243.6 ± 40.3 230.8 ± 24.4
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 240.5 ± 41.2 218.7 ± 17.0#
LDL-cholesterol   
   Baseline, mg/dL 156.0 ± 46.0 133.4 ± 32.3
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 151.0 ± 42.0 127.3 ± 14.3
HDL-cholesterol   
   Baseline, mg/dL 61.8 ± 12.2 65.0 ± 17.0
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 61.4 ± 24.1 58.4 ± 14.8#
Triglycerides   
   Baseline, mg/dL 129.5 ± 52.1 139.5 ± 72.1
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 139.4 ± 77.4 165.4 ± 85.2
Apolipoprotein A-1   
   Baseline, mg/dL 152.5 ± 30.3 150.6 ± 21.8
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 154.4 ± 39.2 152.3 ± 23.8
Apolipoprotein B   
   Baseline, mg/dL 122.3 ± 34.7 110.6 ± 19.7
   Post-fiber, mg/dL 117.1 ± 31.5 106.3 ± 16.5
  1. * = Mean ± standard deviation. # = Significantly different from pre-menopausal women, paired t-test (p < 0.05).