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Table 3 Effect of P. oleracea extract on body weight and food intake

From: Hypoglycemic and pancreatic protective effects of Portulaca oleracea extract in alloxan induced diabetic rats

Parameter Group I
(Control)
Group II
(PO-Control)
Group III
(Diabetes)
Group IV
(PO-Diabetic)
Body weight (g) at the beginning of experimental period 200.4 ± 12.9 a195.4 ± 11.5 a170.4 ± 10.5 a165.0 ± 11.8
Body weight (g) at the end of experimental period 210.4 ± 9.9 a180.4 ± 10.5 a165.0 ± 10.8 b202.1 ± 13.8
Food intake (g/d) at the beginning of experimental period 60.2 ± 1.0 a61.5 ± 0.5 a80.5 ± 0.9 b62.2 ± 0.7
  1. Values are presented as means ± SEM
  2. aValue significantly different vs. PO-control group or bfrom diabetic group, at P < 0.05