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

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

Organs weight g Statistics G1 G2 G3 G4
N. Control P. Control Olive oil Nigella sativa oil
Heart Mean ± SE 0.433 ± 0.091 b 0.450 ± 0.018 b 0.650 ± 0.022 a 0.566 ± 0.033 ab
LSD 0.05 = 0.164
T-test - −0.18 NS −6.92*** −5.53***
Liver Mean ± SE 4.100 ± 0.821ab 3.550 ± 0.172 b 4.600 ± 0.177 ab 5.133 ± 0.049 a
LSD 0.05 = 1.277
T-test - 0.73 NS −3.50** −9.89***
Right kidney Mean ± SE 0.483 ± 0.101 b 0.633 ± 0.021 ab 0.683 ± 0.040 a 0.600 ± 0.000 ab
LSD 0.05 = 0.160
T-test - −1.62 NS −0.88 NS 1.58 NS
Left kidney Mean ± SE 0.516 ± 0.104 b 0.683 ± 0.016 ab 0.700 ± 0.025 a 0.633 ± 0.021 ab
LSD 0.05 = 0.169
T-test - −1.53 NS −0.54 NS 1.46 NS
Right testis Mean ± SE 0.933 ± 0.194 a 0.965 ± 0.020 a 1.166 ± 0.033 a 1.166 ± 0.033 a
LSD 0.05 = 0.317
T-test - −0.15 NS −5.38*** −7.79***
Left testis Mean ± SE 0.966 ± 0.201 a 0.956 ± 0.019 a 1.2000 ± 0.025 a 1.200 ± 0.025 a
LSD 0.05 = 0.316
T-test - 0.04 NS −7.30*** −7.52***
  1. Data are represented as mean ± SE. T-test values **: significant at P < 0.01, ***: 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