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Table 3 Effect of taurine or TPs or their combination on histopathology

From: Taurine and tea polyphenols combination ameliorate nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in rats

  Group 1 2 3 4 χ 2   Group 1 2 3 4 χ 2
Steatosis Nor 13 0 0 0   Inflammation Nor 13 0 0 0  
Mod 0 0 3 9 49.48a Mod 0 0 0 12 53.42a
Mod cont 0 0 1 11 0.11 Mod cont 0 0 0 12 0.00
Tau 0 6 6 0 14.73c Tau 0 4 8 0 15.06c
wsTP 0 6 6 0 10.73 wsTP 0 4 8 0 9.06
lsTP 0 8 4 0 14.17c lsTP 0 10 2 0 21.55b
Tau + wsTP 0 9 3 0 16.08c Tau + wsTP 0 8 4 0 15.39c
Tau + lsTP 0 12 0 0 22.50b Tau + lsTP 0 12 0 0 23.38b
  1. Nor normal group, Mod model group, Mod cont model control group, Tau taurine treatment group, wsTP water soluble tea polyphenols treatment group, lsTP lipid soluble tea polyphenols treatment group, Tau + wsTP taurine and water soluble tea polyphenols treatment group, Tau + lsTP taurine and lipid soluble tea polyphenols treatment group. Kruskal–Wallis H-test and Nemenyi test were used in the statistical analysis. a P < 0.01 compared with Normal group; b P < 0.01 compared with Model control group; c P < 0.05 compared with Model control group