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Table 3 The effect of treating CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in male rats with olive oil and N. sativa oil for 4 weeks on total body weight

From: The hepatoprotective activity of olive oil and Nigella sativa oil against CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in male rats

Total body weight (g) Statistics G1 G2 G3 G4
N. Control P. Control Olive oil N. sativa oil
1st week Mean ± SE 178.66 ± 1.08 d 201.33 ± 0.88 a 190.16 ± 2.10 c 197.50 ± 1.11 b
LSD 0.05 = 3.504
T-test - −19.79*** 4.85*** 2.49*
2nd week Mean ± SE 181.66 ± 1.30 c 198.50 ± 0.95 ab 196.00 ± 3.10 b 200.83 ± 1.44 a
LSD 0.05 = 4.444
T-test - −11.82*** 0.88 NS −1.71 NS
3rd week Mean ± SE 186.00 ± 1.29 c 201.16 ± 0.74 ab 199.50 ± 3.33 b 204.16 ± 1.74 a
LSD 0.05 = 4.875
T-test - −10.48*** 0.56 NS −1.56 NS
4th week Mean ± SE 189.00 ± 1.50 c 203.83 ± 0.54 b 202.66 ± 3.06 b 208.50 ± 1.66 a
LSD 0.05 = 4.450
T-test - −8.34*** 0.39 NS −2.49*
  1. Data are represented as mean ± SE. T-test values *: significant at P < 0.05, ***: significant at P < 0.001. ANOVA analysis: within each row, means with different superscript (a, b, c or d) are significantly different at P < 0.05, whereas means superscripts with the same letters mean that there is no significant difference at P> 0.05. LSD least significant difference, N.S non significant