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Table 2 Effect of supplementation of soy aglycons of isoflavone on growth performance of Sprague-Dawley rats

From: Supplementary health benefits of soy aglycons of isoflavone by improvement of serum biochemical attributes, enhancement of liver antioxidative capacities and protection of vaginal epithelium of ovariectomized rats

Determinations Rats with different treatments
Items Sham OVX OVX/LSAI OVX/HSAI
Average daily gain (g) 0.56 ± 0.16b 0.83 ± 0.23a 0.83 ± 0.20a 0.79 ± 0.21a
Average daily feed intake (g) 13.74 ± 0.70b 17.81 ± 0.98a 18.34 ± 1.08a 18. 43 ± 1.08a
Energy expenditure (kJ/d) 204.0 ± 10.4b 264.5 ± 14.6a 272.4 ± 16.0a 273.7 ± 16.0a
Feed/Gain 26.28 ± 3.33a 21.24 ± 1.70b 22.07 ± 3.80b 22.20 ± 3.46b
  1. a, bMeans (± SD, n = 10) in the same row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05). SAI: soy aglycons of isoflavone; Sham: negative control; OVX: overiectomized rats as positive control; OVX/LSAI: overiectomized rats with low level of SAI supplementation; OVX/HSAI: overiectomized rats with high level of SAI supplementation.