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Table 3 The effects of each diet on body weight, food intake, and the food efficiency ratio in HFD-induced obese mice

From: The nutritional composition and anti-obesity effects of an herbal mixed extract containing Allium fistulosum and Viola mandshurica in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice

  ND HFD AFE VME (AFE + VME)
Final body weight, g 30.70 ± 0.52a 45.10 ± 1.10b 38.40 ± 1.72c 37.80 ± 0.85c 33.75 ± 1.47a
Body weight gain, g/day 0.18 ± 0.01a 0.38 ± 0.02b 0.25 ± 0.03c 0.22 ± 0.02c 0.17 ± 0.03a
Food intake, g/day 5.14 ± 0.00 2.92 ± 0.00 2.84 ± 0.00 2.82 ± 0.00 2.29 ± 0.03
Food efficiency ratio, % 3.57 ± 0.14a 13.10 ± 0.57b 9.78 ± 0.97c 7.80 ± 0.66c 7.20 ± 1.01c
  1. Food efficiency ratio (%) = body weight gain/food intake × 100. The values are expressed as the mean ± SE (n = 5)
  2. Values within arrow with different letters are significantly different from each other at p <0.05 as determined by Tukey’s range test
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