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Table 2 Body weight, weight gain, relative liver weight of control and experimental rats

From: Effects of olive oil and its fractions on oxidative stress and the liver's fatty acid composition in 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-treated rats

Parameters and groups Initial body weight (g) Final body weight (g) Weight gain (%) Relative liver weight (g/100 g body weight)
C 216.80 ± 18.10 273.70 ± 27.10 26.16 ± 4.05 3.11 ± 0.32
D 220.00 ± 11.11 276.70 ± 15.23 25.62 ± 5.66 3.56 ± 0.30§§
D/EVOO 222.80 ± 19.03 280.60 ± 19.77 26.21 ± 6.15 3.59 ± 0.23§§
D/OOHF 222.60 ± 25.29 279.10 ± 34.74 25.32 ± 5.67 3.47 ± 0.28§
D/OOLF 219.10 ± 16.17 277.40 ± 21.66 26.69 ± 5.90 3.36 ± 0.25
EVOO 221.30 ± 22.84 271.10 ± 22.96 22.81 ± 6.10 3.50 ± 0.21§
OOHF 225.50 ± 23.10 286.10 ± 25.86 27.08 ± 4.33 3.43 ± 0.21§
OOLF 221.50 ± 30.64 284.50 ± 29.53 29.82 ± 6.85 3.36 ± 0.11
  1. Data are expressed as means ± SD (n = 10 rats per group). C: controls group, D: 2, 4-D treated group, D/EVOO: 2, 4-D plus extra virgin olive oil, D/OOHF: 2, 4-D plus hydrophilic fraction, D/OOLF: 2, 4-D plus lipophilic fraction, EVOO: extra virgin olive oil treated group alone, OOHF: group treated with hydrophilic fraction of olive oil alone, OOLF: group treated with lipophilic fraction of olive oil alone. Comparison between groups was made using unpaired Student t test.
  2. * p < .05 (compared to Group D)
  3. §§ p < .01; § p < .05 (compared to controls C)