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Table 1 Effect of bitter melon (Ucche) on body weight, food and water intake and organ weight of CCl 4 treated rats

From: Supplementation of fresh ucche (Momordica charantia L. var. muricata Willd) prevented oxidative stress, fibrosis and hepatic damage in CCl4 treated rats

Parameters Control Control + Ucche CCl4 CCl4 + Ucche pvalues
CCl4 Treatment Interaction
Initial Body weight 144.15 ± 4.65 146.93 ± 4.51 155.67 ± 7.13 133.14 ± 3.19 0.0752 0.8310 0.0261
Final Body weight 175.83 ± 1.90 147.00 ± 3.81 146.68 ± 8.33 133.90 ± 5.89 0.0013 0.0012 0.1630
Food intake/d 17.8 ± 0.64 14.75 ± 0.60 11.08 ± 0.46 16.74 ± 0.81 0.0013 0.0509 <0.0001
Water intake/d 20.58 ± 0.77 16.94 ± 0.89 11.80 ± 0.41 13.72 ± 0.54 0.7271 0.0722 0.7751
Liver wet weight 6.09 ± 0.36 5.25 ± 0.10 5.62 ± 0.25 4.93 ± 0.47 <0.0001 0.2282 0.0134
Kidney wet weight 1.04 ± 0.07 0.95 ± 0.03 0.86 ± 0.04 0.71 ± 0.19 0.5910 <0.0001 0.9141
Heart wet weight 0.42 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.01 0.52 ± 0.01 0.45 ± 0.05 0.1995 <0.0001 0.1995
Spleen wet weight 0.49 ± 0.06 0.58 ± 0.02 0.81 ± 0.09 0.58 ± 0.04 <0.0001 0.3009 0.0067
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM. N = 5-7 in each group or otherwise specified. Two way or One way ANOVA with Bonferoni tests were done as post hoc test. Values are considered significance at p < 0.05. a vs b, control vs CCl4; b vs c, CCl4 vs ucche treatment.