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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 1 Effect of Citrus macroptera peel powder supplementation on body weight, food and water intake and organ weight of CCl4 treated rats

From: Caffeic acid rich Citrus macroptera peel powder supplementation prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and hepatic damage in CCl4 treated rats

Parameters Control Control+Citrus macroptera CCl4 CCl4 + Citrus macroptera
Initial Bodyweight (g) 156.07 ± 2.38 165.63 ± 2.99 ns 162.92 ± 4.81nss 162.67 ± 1.52 ns
Final Bodyweight (g) 167.37 ± 4.05 182.40 ± 5.95 ns 165.92 ± 5.23 ns 174.20 ± 3.16 ns
Food intake/d (g/day) 16.49 ± 0.88 15.68 ± 0.97a 12.21 ± 0.54a 15.03 ± 0.57b
Water intake/d (ml/day) 18.85 ± 0.62 20.11 ± 1.20 ns 13.44 ± 0.73a 15.20 ± 0.78b
Liver wet weight (g/100 g of body weight) 3.67 ± 0.15 3.68 ± 0.06 ns 3.32 ± 0.09 ns 3.47 ± 0.05 ns
Kidneys wet weight (g/100 g of body weight) 0.62 ± 0.02 0.56 ± 0.04 ns 0.53 ± 0.02a 0.62 ± 0.01b
Heart wet weight (g/100 g of body weight) 0.34 ± 0.01 0.28 ± 0.00 0.31 ± 0.02 0.30 ± 0.01
Spleen wet weight (g/100 g of body weight) 0.31 ± 0.03 0.39 ± 0.02 ns 0.46 ± 0.04a 0.41 ± 0.02 ns
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM. N = 6 in each group or otherwise specified. One way ANOVA with Bonferoni tests were done as post hoc test. Values are considered significance at p < 0.05. control vs CCl4 significanltly different at a < 0.05. CCl4 vs Citrus macroptera treatment which are significantly different at b < 0.05. ns- non significant