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Table 2 Effects of FHDE on the mean of body weight, feed intake, and liver pathology score

From: Hepatoprotective effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid-enriched fermented Hovenia dulcis extract on ethanol-induced liver injury in mice

 NRCNCFHDE1FHDE3HDE
Initial body weight (g)21.5 ± 0.021.6 ± 0.420.4 ± 0.120.7 ± 0.221.4 ± 0.3
Final body weight (g)29.5 ± 0.6a25.6 ± 0.2c26.4 ± 0.2bc27.0 ± 0.3b27.4 ± 0.2b
Weight gain (g)8.0a4.0c5.9bc6.3b6.0b
Liver weight/Body weight3.1%3.3%3.2%3.1%3.1%
Feed intake/each (g)12.612.112.412.812.8
  1. NRC normal control group, NC negative control group administered with the diet containing 3% ethanol, HDE administered with the diet containing 3% ethanol and 0.3% HDE, FHDE1 and FHDE3 administered with the diet containing 0.1 and 0.3% FHDE, respectively in the diet containing 3% alcohol. Data are presented as mean ± SEM. Values with different letters indicate significant differences (P < 0.05)