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Table 1 Initial and final body weight, change of body weight and feeding efficiency

From: In vivo evaluation of hot water extract of Acorus gramineus root against benign prostatic hyperplasia

Group No. of Rats Initial BW (g) Final BW (g) BW Gain (g) FER (%) Survival Rate (%)
Control 7 404.6 ± 2.4a 534.4 ± 12.3b 111.8 ± 10.2b 1.00 ± 0.09b 100
BPH 7 406.5 ± 9.2a 470.6 ± 18.4a 64.1 ± 11.6a 0.41 ± 0.07a 100
BPH + AG 100 mg 7 405.0 ± 8.2a 451.6 ± 11.3a 46.6 ± 7.2a 0.30 ± 0.04a 100
BPH + AG 250 mg 7 406.2 ± 8.8a 459.0 ± 11.0a 52.9 ± 4.5a 0.35 ± 0.03a 100
BPH + AG 500 mg 7 403.5 ± 4.3a 444.9 ± 5.1a 41.4 ± 5.3a 0.26 ± 0.03a 100
Finasteride 7 405.1 ± 9.3a 455.5 ± 17.4a 50.5 ± 12.5a 0.33 ± 0.05a 100
  1. Data express the mean ± S.E. The letters in the columns indicate statistical differences by Duncan’s multiple range test (p < 0.05). Control: Normal rat supplied with tap water, BPH: Castrated rat supplied with tap water, AG 100: Castrated rat supplied with AG 100 mg/kg of BW daily, AG 250: Castrated rat supplied with AG 250 mg/kg of BW daily, AG 500: Castrated rat supplied with AG 500 mg/kg of BW daily. Data are represented as mean±SEM. a, P<0.05 vs. control,  b, P<0.01 vs. control, c, P<0.001 vs. control