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Table 1 Effect of SME on body weight, liver weight and relative liver weight

From: CCl4 induced genotoxicity and DNA oxidative damages in rats: hepatoprotective effect of Sonchus arvensis

Treatment % Increase in body weight Liver weight (g) Relative liver weight (% to body weight)
Control 28.90 ± 2.17++ 7.0 ± 0.83++ 0.07 ± 0.002++
3 ml/kg CCl4 19.57 ± 3.02** 9.6 ± 0.89** 0.96 ± 0.006**
100 mg/kg SME + CCl4 25.28 ± 1.51++ 7.48 ± 0.70++ 0.074 ± 0.002++
200 mg/kg SME + CCl4 27.14 ± 2.63++ 7.14 ± 0.53++ 0.071 ± 0.003++
100 mg/kg sylimarin + CCl4 27.01 ± 1.26++ 7.22 ± 0.75++ 0.072 ± 0.001++
200 mg/kg SME alone 29.02 ± 2.49++ 7.03 ± 0.67++ 0.070 ± 0.006++
  1. Mean ± SE (n = 6 number).
  2. **indicate significance from the control group at P < 0.05 and P < 0.01 probability level.
  3. ++indicate significance from the CCl4 group at P < 0.05 and P < 0.01 probability level.