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Table 4 Effects of Tualang honey on changes in body weight and total food intake after 2 weeks administration

From: The effects of tualang honey on female reproductive organs, tibia bone and hormonal profile in ovariectomised rats - animal model for menopause

  SHAM OVX THL (0.2 g/kg) THM (1.0 g/kg) THH (2.0 g/kg)
Body weight on the first day of treatment (g) 229.0 226.0 221.0 229.0 229.0
Body weight at sacrifice (g) 234.0 261.0 252.0 259.0 258.0
Changes in body weight (%) 4.63 (3.00)** 17.60 (5.00) 15.38 (3.00)* 13.51 (7.00)* 10.73 (8.00)**
Total food intake (g) 211.0 (70.00) 269.0 (58.00) 196.0 (7.00) ** 218.0 (36.00)* 219.0 (18.00)*
  1. SHAM = Sham-operated Control rats; OVX = overictomised non-honey treated Control rats
  2. THL = Tualang Honey, low dose; THM = Tualang Honey, medium dose; THH = Tualang Honey, high dose
  3. All values are expressed as the median (IR).
  4. a Kruskal - Wallis test.
  5. *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.01 vs. OVX (Mann-Whitney U - test)