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Table 1 Baseline oxidative stress levels of the study population

From: A red yeast rice-olive extract supplement reduces biomarkers of oxidative stress, OxLDL and Lp-PLA2, in subjects with metabolic syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Characteristic RYR-olive extract (n = 26) Placebo (n = 24) p Valuea
MDA, μM 0.405 (0.097) 0.395 (0.077) 0.69
OxLDL, U/L 80.75 (34.54) 69.10 (17.67) 0.16
Lp-PLA2, nmol/ml/minute 191.78 (21.80) 192.89 (28.09) 0.91
8-OHdG, ng/mg creatinine 10.85 (4.33) 14.15 (5.10) 0.03
  1. Abbreviations: Lp-PLA 2 Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, MDA Malondialdehyde, 8-OHdG 8-Hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine, OxLDL Oxidised low-density lipoprotein, RYR Red yeast rice
  2. Values are expressed as mean ± SD
  3. aIndependent samples t test, chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test