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Table 2 Body weight gains in the constipation rats induced by LP

From: Laxative effects of triple fermented barley extracts (FBe) on loperamide (LP)-induced constipation in rats

Time/Index Groups Body weights at Body weight gains [B-A]
1 day before first treatment First treatment day* [A] Last (6th) treatment day* [B]
Control
 Intact 261.75 ± 14.51 231.50 ± 17.25 262.13 ± 17.52 30.63 ± 4.21
 LP 262.25 ± 13.23 233.13 ± 13.08 263.25 ± 15.48 30.13 ± 7.49
Reference
 SP 5 mg/kg 262.50 ± 12.95 234.25 ± 13.50 238.38 ± 12.82ab 4.13 ± 3.83ab
FBe treated as
 300 mg/kg 261.88 ± 12.77 232.50 ± 11.20 264.13 ± 15.64 31.63 ± 6.74
 200 mg/kg 262.13 ± 10.26 234.38 ± 10.51 263.00 ± 14.11 28.63 ± 9.01
 100 mg/kg 262.50 ± 16.86 233.00 ± 16.07 265.88 ± 10.19 32.88 ± 6.58
  1. Values are expressed mean ± S.D. of eight rats, g
  2. FBe = Triple fermented barley extracts, test material
  3. SP = Sodium picosulfate
  4. LP = Loperamide
  5. *Overnight fasted
  6. ap < 0.01 as compared with intact control by LSD test
  7. bp < 0.01 as compared with LP control by LSD test