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Table 4 Malondialdehyde levels in the aorta, heart and liver

From: The long-term ingestion of a diet high in extra virgin olive oil produces obesity and insulin resistance but protects endothelial function in rats: a preliminary study

Tissues Control EVOO M
Arterial MDA (mM/mg Protein) 15.76 ± 1.83 22.94 ± 4.58 50.46 ± 5.56*,&
Heart MDA (mM/mg Protein) 3.77 ± 0.34 3.83 ± 0.59 7.13 ± 0.20*,&
Hepatic MDA (mM/mg Protein) 3.09 ± 0.22 3.25 ± 0.34 5.62 ± 0.47*,&
  1. Values are expressed as the means ± SEM (n = 9 per group). MDA malondialdehyde. * P < 0.05, significant difference compared with the control group. & P < 0.05, significant difference between the EVOO and M groups according to one-way ANOVA.