Table 1

Effect of betel nut on lipid profile, serum glucose, alanine aminotransferase and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase
Variable Group 1 (Control) Group 2 (30 mg betel nut/day) Group 3 (60 mg betel nut/day) P-value
n = 12 n = 12 n = 12
Mean ± SD
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 70.7 ± 15.3 92.4 ± 23.0* 80 ± 21.7 0.04
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 11.6 ± 4.9 14.3 ± 6.0 11.7 ± 6.0 0.43
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 60.0 ± 11.9 73.3 ± 15.7 66.7 ± 16.4 0.11
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 56.3 ± 14.0 82.3 ± 44.8 60 ± 36.6 0.14
Glucose (mg/dL) 92.7 ± 30.5 85.7 ± 36.0 82.6 ± 24.8 0.72
ALT (U/L) 63.0 ± 25.7 56.0 ±19.2 42.0 ± 15.4 0.10
NAG (U/L) 7.0 ± 1.0 7.0 ± 1.7 7.0 ± 1.0 0.99

ALT = Alanine aminotransferase.

NAG = N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase.

*p = 0.04; one way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s HSD test were used to compare mean values.

Iqbal et al.

Iqbal et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:94   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-94

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