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Table 4 Effects of AF and honey on the Liver and kidney structure

From: Histopathological and biochemical investigations of protective role of honey in rats with experimental aflatoxicosis

Changes/lesions in liver A (Control) Mean ± SD B (AF-treated) Mean ± SD C (AF+Honey-treated) Mean ± SD P values
1. Enlargement and palaness -/6b 2/6a -/6b *
slight * 2 *
Moderate * * *
Severe * * *
2. Hydrolic degeneration/ or fatty changes -/6b 6/6a 6/6c  
Slight * * 4 **
Moderate * 2 2
Severe * 4 *
3. Dysplastic hepatocytes -/bb 6/6a 4/6c **
Slight * * 2
Moderate * 3 2
Severe * 3 *
4. Bile-duct proliferation -/6b 5/6a 2/6c **
5. Periportal fibrosis -/6b 6/6a 1/6b *
Slight * 2 1
Moderate * 2 *
Severe * 2 *
6. Degeneration and necrosis in renal tubule epithelial cells -/6b 6/6a 2/6c *
Slight * 2 2
Moderate * 4 *
Severe * * *
7. Megalocytosis in renal tubule epithelial cells -/6b 2/6a -/6b  
Slight * 2 *  
Moderate * * *  
Severe * * *  
  1. The values present the number of rats showing change/number of rats examined in each treatment group. Values with different letters (a, b and c) in same row are significantly different (P <0.01), according to the Chi-Square tests.
  2. *P >0.05
  3. **P <0.01