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Table 3 Determination of serum levels of lathosterol and plant sterols

From: Nutraceutical approach for the management of cardiovascular risk – a combination containing the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 and red yeast rice extract: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

  Placebo Nutraceutical Difference of changes between arms
Baseline 12 weeks Baseline 12 weeks P-value
Lathosterol:TC 0.78 (0.62, 0.84) 0.72 (0.6, 0.82) 0.71 (0.52, 1.01) 0.57 (0.41, 0.8) 0.0206
Campesterol:TC 1.45 (0.78, 1.76) 1.38 (0.94, 2.12) 1.18 (0.84, 1.79) 1.41 (1.04, 1.92) 0.37
Beta-sitosterol:TC 1.80 (1.00, 2.56) 1.67 (1.28, 2.14) 1.62 (0.94, 2.44) 1.89 (1.51, 2.54) 0.47
  1. Data are shown as median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile), P-values are adjusted for age and baseline values. TC Total Cholesterol
  2. Statistically significant P-values are indicated in bold