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Table 1 Effects of the leaf aqueous extract of M. arboreus on body and abdominal fat weights

From: The leaf aqueous extract of Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) improved letrozole-induced polycystic ovarian syndrome associated conditions and infertility in female Wistar rats

Groups Body weight before letrozole administration (g) Body weight following a 21-day administration of letrozole (g) Body weight following a 30-day treatment (g) Abdominal fat weight (g/100 g of BW)
NC 161.60 ± 2.38 164.75 ± 0.69 176.60 ± 3.63 2.52 ± 0.32
LTZ 159.89 ± 2.29 186.50 ± 1.98*** 195.50 ± 9.93* 3.55 ± 0.16
LTZ + CC + MET 158.71 ± 2.74 186.50 ± 1.98*** 144.50 ± 20.36***, ### 0.61 ± 0.09***, ###
LTZ + AE 20 162.38 ± 2.78 183.40 ± 2.30*** 190.33 ± 12.07 2.43 ± 0.45
LTZ + AE 110 157.90 ± 3.31 186.50 ± 1.98*** 162.44 ± 17.61### 2.37 ± 0.23#
LTZ + AE 200 157.90 ± 3.31 184.60 ± 1.96*** 187.12 ± 12.03 3.17 ± 0.18
  1. NC normal control; LTZ letrozole; CC clomiphene citrate; MET metformine; AE leaf aqueous extract of M. arboreus; BW body weight. Results are presented as mean ± S.E.M., n = 5. * p < 0.05 and *** p < 0.001 vs NC; # p < 0.05 and ### p < 0.001 vs LTZ