LC's effect on liver sections stained by oil red O (×100 times). a, Oil red O images A. control group, B. diabetic group, C. preventive group, D. high-dose therapeutic group, E. low-dose therapeutic group. Red points in the image indicate lipid droplets stained by oil red O. b, Lipid profile area percentage Control+NS: control group (n = 3), DM+NS: diabetic group (n = 5), pre-treat: preventive group (n = 5), DM+LC (H): high-dose therapeutic group (n = 3), DM+LC (L): low-dose therapeutic group (n = 6). All values are expressed as the mean ± S.E. using the repeated measures method. **P < 0.01 (compared to control group), ##P < 0.01 (compared to diabetic group).