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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 1 The effects of Moringa leaf extract (ME), simvastatin (SIM) and their combination (ME+SIM) on body weight gain in rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks. ME controlled body weight gain and ameliorated obesity. All values are means ± SD (n = 6)

From: Moringa oleifera leaf extract ameliorated high-fat diet-induced obesity, oxidative stress and disrupted metabolic hormones

  Control ME HFD HFD+ ME HFD+ SIM HFD + ME + SIM
Initial weight 214.5 ± 2.43 219.5 ± 3.31 216.5 ± 7.1 214.7 ± 5.79 218.7 ± 3.09 215.2 ± 3.60
1st week 224.8 ± 3.24 221.3 ± 1.92 238.7 ± 10.06 224.5 ± 5.48 220.2 ± 6.36 217.3 ± 4.37
2nd week 231.3 ± 3.57 237.5 ± 4.03 255 ± 9.95 233.8 ± 9.75 236 ± 12.95 236.3 ± 7.09
3rd week 242.7 ± 4.78 241 ± 5.28 288.2 ± 23.44 249.3 ± 10.28 250.2 ± 7.43 238.5 ± 4.19
4th week 245 ± 7.73 252.8 ± 7.56 297.2 ± 23.5 283.3 ± 8.44 271.7 ± 13.94 260.8 ± 5.83
5th week 254.7 ± 7.09 257.3 ± 4.24 304.3 ± 5.90 283.3 ± 3.66 274.2 ± 15.02 261 ± 10.94
6th week 265.0 ± 7.05 264.3 ± 4.06 317.7 ± 6.62 268.3 ± 9.14 270.8 ± 7.60 266.0 ± 5.47
% of change from initial weight 23.5 20 38 24.9 23.8 23.6