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Table 3 Effects of rooibos supplementation on weight parameters and serum marker enzymes in all experimental rats

From: Amelioration of lipopolysaccharide-induced liver injury by aqueous rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) extract via inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress

Treatment Control LPS Rooibos Rooibos + LPS
Weight gain (g) 89.21 ± 17.31 91.19 ± 11.57 90.01 ± 3.53 91.61 ± 6.20
Liver weight (g) 11.83 ± 0.82 12.36 ± 1.25 12.42 ± 1.25 12.64 ± 0.65
RLW (%) 3.15 ± 0.22 3.36 ± 0.43 3.27 ± 0.25 3.30 ± 0.14
ALT (U/L) 105.69 ± 28.93 165.29 ± 39.60* 109.31 ± 11.32 133.95 ± 39.60##
AST (U/L) 88.98 ± 12.53 167.22 ± 34.82* 82.98 ± 9.91 131.64 ± 33.92#
LDH (U/L) 234.92 ± 74.55 351.36 ± 81.64* 219.22 ± 58.16 252.67 ± 76.62#
  1. Values are mean ± SD (n = 9-10). *Significantly different from control (p < 0.05). #Significantly different from LPS (p < 0.05). ##Marginally different from LPS (p < 0.1). ALT (alanine aminotransferase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase), LDH (lactate dehydrogenase), LPS (lipopolysaccharide), RLW (relative liver weight).