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Table 3 Bone mineral density and bone mineral contents in different areas in femur bone of control and different treated groups

From: Antiosteoporotic effect of Petroselinum crispum, Ocimum basilicum and Cichorium intybus L. in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in rats

Groups Normal Dex. Dex. + parsley Dex. + basil Dex. + chicory PANOVA LSD at 5 % LSD at 1 %
Parameters
Total BMD (mg/cm2) 60.5 ± 7.85a 38.7 ± 2.64c 50.9 ± 7.26b 51.5 ± 1.70b 55.5 ± 3.24bc P < 0.001 6.176 8.355
Prox. BMD (mg/cm2) 55.8 ± 8.91a 43.9 ± 3.77c 52.2 ± 3.22ab 49.5 ± 2.12bc 52.7 ± 3.55ab P < 0.001 5.853 7.919
Mid. BMD (mg/cm2) 69.0 ± 8.63a 38.2 ± 3.64d 61.7 ± 2.34b 54.7 ± 5.02c 54.9 ± 3.05c P < 0.001 6.014 8.136
Dist. BMD (mg/cm2) 52.6 ± 6.63a 47.5 ± 6.61a 51.7 ± 4.79a 49.3 ± 3.86a 50.4 ± 4.13a P > 0.05 - -
Total BMC (mg) 83.0 ± 7.25a 28.5 ± 5.15d 50.4 ± 5.76c 60.8 ± 8.29b 55.0 ± 1.73bc P < 0.001 7.271 9.837
Prox. BMC (mg) 43.6 ± 7.32a 12.4 ± 1.52c 27.3 ± 3.47b 24.5 ± 3.01b 25.0 ± 4.63d P < 0.001 5.277 7.139
Mid. BMC (mg) 25.6 ± 4.17a 8.05 ± 1.33d 12.3 ± 1.56c 18.4 ± 3.19b 10.6 ± 0.78cd P < 0.001 3.027 4.096
Dist. BMC (mg) 26.1 ± 2.87a 13.6 ± 2.49c 21.2 ± 1.03b 24.0 ± 2.47a 24.3 ± 0.87a P < 0.001 2.541 3.401
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± S.D. N = 6 animals per group
  2. Mean with the different letters in the row are significantly different
  3. Dex. dexamethasone, BMD bone mineral density, BMC bone mineral content, Prox. proximal, Mid. middle, Dist. distal
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