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Table 3 Changes in body weight, body weight gain, food intake, water intake, and organ-body weight ratio in control and experimental rats

From: A mechanism underlying the neurotoxicity induced by sodium fluoride and its reversal by epigallocatechin gallate in the rat hippocampus: involvement of NrF2/Keap-1 signaling pathway

Groups Control EGCG Fl EGCG + Fl
Body weight Initial (g) 180.3 ± 1.20 183.4 ± 3.2 184.6 ± 4.2 185.3 ± 2.4
Final (g) 223.6 ± 2.3 225.2 ± 3.7 173.4 ± 4.8 220.8 ± 5.3
Organ weight (g) brain 1.70 ± 0.04a 1.71 ± 0.05a 1.50 ± 0.02b 1.67 ± 0.03c
Food intake (g/100 g bw/day) 13.18 ± 0.72a 14.76 ± 0.81a 09.12 ± 0.50b 13.29 ± 0.70c
Water intake (mL/rat/day) 19.24 ± 2.30a 20.30 ± 2.25a 14.18 ± 1.18b 18.27 ± 2.46c
Organ-body weight ratio (%) brain 0.72 ± 0.007a 0.71 ± 0.008a 0.49 ± 0.004b 0.64 ± 0.005c
  1. Values are given as mean ± SD from six rats in each group. a, b, and cValues with different superscript letters (a–c) in the same row differ significantly at p < 0.05 (DMRT)
  2. aValues do not differ significantly from control and EGCG group at (p < 0.05)
  3. bValues differ significantly from control and drug control group at (p < 0.05)
  4. cValues differ significantly from Fl group at (P < 0.05)
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