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Table 5 Comparison in lipid profile (TG, HDL, LDL and VLDL) and HbA1C levels

From: Single-blind, placebo controlled randomised clinical study of chitosan for body weight reduction

Visit Chitosan (N = 56) Placebo (N = 30) P value between groups
TG (mg/dl)
Day 0 145.2 ± 64.35 153.1 ± 76.44 0.753
Day 45 143.7 ± 76.33 160.5 ± 92.92 0.494
Day 90 138.8 ± 63.81 170.3 ± 102.8 0.203
HDL(mg/dl)
Day 0 41.47 ± 7.50 42.87 ± 10.28 0.448
Day 45 44.38 ± 12.01 41.14 ± 9.55 0.285
Day 90 43.17 ± 11.65 42.08 ± 10.74 0.944
LDL (mg/dl)
Day 0 106.9 ± 27.80 107.2 ± 30.39 0.959
Day 45 114.9 ± 42.44* (p = 0.0213) 113.7 ± 38.66 0.746
Day 90 109.9 ± 31.64 115.6 ± 31.93* (p = 0.0266) 0.428
VLDL (mg/dl)
Day 0 29.04 ± 12.87 30.62 ± 15.29 0.746
Day 45 28.74 ± 15.27 32.10 ± 18.59 0.494
Day 90 27.76 ± 12.76 34.07 ± 20.55 0.203
HbA1C (%)
Day 0 5.89 ± 0.83 5.89 ± 0.75 0.912
Day 45 5.72 ± 0.78* (p = 0.0225) 5.80 ± 0.68* (p = 0.0419) 0.661
Day 90 5.74 ± 0.83* (p = 0.0343) 5.88 ± 0.57 0.138
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± Standard deviation (SD). * = as compared to baseline (Within group comparison). N = Number of patient in each treatment group